LEAGUE ADMITS ANOTHER BOTCHED CALL IN A DALLAS WIN

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NEW YORK: For the second time in two weeks, the NBA has admitted an officiating blunder in the last second of a game that could have denied the Dallas Mavericks a victory. The latest revelation came on Sunday (Monday in Manila) when the league said referees missed a foul call in the closing seconds of the Dallas Mavericks’ 110-107 victory over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. The Mavericks walked off the court after Monta Ellis tied up Pelicans guard Austin Rivers as he attempted a 3-point shot. “After reviewing postgame video, we have determined a foul should have been called on Dallas’ Monta Ellis for illegal contact on the arms of New Orleans’ Austin Rivers while Rivers was attempting a 3-point field goal. Rivers should have been awarded three free throws with 0.6 left on the clock,” said NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn.

AFP

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