Richard Jefferson should’ve been called for a foul on the game’s final play Sunday and LeBron James should’ve been whistled for a technical for hanging on the rim, the league’s officiating report indicated Monday.
The league reviews all calls and non-calls in the last two minutes of close games.
“It changes absolutely nothing,” James said of the reports during last season’s playoffs. “I think it sends a bad message to our fans of thinking the game is only won in the last two minutes,” James said. “A play in the first quarter is just as important as a play in the last four seconds. That’s how playoff basketball is played, that’s how the game of basketball should be played.”
Source: Jason Lloyd of The Plain Dealer
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