This is the second time this season the NBA has released a statement regarding a game deciding call against the Raptors.
TodayOn the final possession of Charlotte’s 98-97 win over Toronto on Nov. 21, the game officials missed a foul by Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist against Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani on a jump shot. Bargnani should have been given two free throws and the clock stopped with approximately 2.4 seconds remaining in the game.
The Raptors have been a victim of bad officiating in the past, but this season has been extremely bad.With one second remaining in the fourth quarter of the Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors game on January 16, officials called a foul on Chicago’s Joakim Noah as Toronto’s Amir Johnson gathered the ball while driving to the basket. The officials ruled the foul was on the floor but upon review at the league office, the video replay confirmed that the foul should have been called a shooting foul with Johnson receiving two free throws.
I hope the league wakes up and does something so these things can't happen. I understand you can't get every call right, but when its a game deciding call, they should do something to make it the right call.