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  1. #1
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    Rockets want last 8 minutes of game vs Spurs replayed

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Houston Rockets are optimistic that the NBA office will take action after referees mistakenly did not count a James Harden dunk in Tuesday night's 135-133 double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs, sources told ESPN.

    The Rockets are hopeful the league office will either award the victory to Houston due to the Rockets outscoring the Spurs in regulation or order that the final 7 minutes, 50 seconds be replayed at a later date, sources said.

    League sources, however, scoffed at suggestions the Rockets would be awarded the victory.

    Harden's breakaway dunk with 7:50 remaining would have given the Rockets a 104-89 lead. The ball whipped through the net and back over the rim before bouncing off, and the officiating crew mistakenly ruled that Harden missed the dunk and denied Houston coach Mike D'Antoni's attempt to challenge the call.
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...nk-not-counted

    Does anyone else think this is ridiculous?


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    It definitely is.
    “It’s about winning,” Stoudemire said. “You win, you’re going to get on national TV. Simple. In Phoenix, we won — Western Conference finals three, four years, playoffs every year. We won. If you don’t win, nobody really wants to see you.”

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    It is absurd but there is precedence for it. 6 other times it has happened.

    Hawks-Warriors game during the 1952-53 season

    Hawks-Bulls game during the 1969-70 season

    Cavaliers-Braves game during the 1971-72 season

    Nets-Sixers game during the 1978-79 season

    Lakers-Spurs game during the 1982-83 season

    Hawks-Heat game during the 2007-08 season

    Only the Spurs and Warriors were able to reverse their losses into wins.

    Little tidbit on the Nets/Sixers game, they made a trade with each other during the time in between the original game and the replay game, so some guys were in the box score for both teams. https://www.basketball-reference.com...811080PHI.html

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    It’s kind of dumb but then again how was that basket not counted? I mean that’s ridiculous. Even worse than the 3 Toronto made in regulation that was out of bounds and they went and even reviewed it and still counted it and we went to overtime haha!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NBA all the way View Post
    It is absurd but there is precedence for it. 6 other times it has happened.

    Hawks-Warriors game during the 1952-53 season

    Hawks-Bulls game during the 1969-70 season

    Cavaliers-Braves game during the 1971-72 season

    Nets-Sixers game during the 1978-79 season

    Lakers-Spurs game during the 1982-83 season

    Hawks-Heat game during the 2007-08 season

    Only the Spurs and Warriors were able to reverse their losses into wins.

    Little tidbit on the Nets/Sixers game, they made a trade with each other during the time in between the original game and the replay game, so some guys were in the box score for both teams. https://www.basketball-reference.com...811080PHI.html
    How much time left did they re-do on each of these games?


    Provide details and context please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaVar Ball View Post
    How much time left did they re-do on each of these games?


    Provide details and context please.
    I can't find exact details on the 1952 game.

    The 1969 game looks like 1 second that went to an OT period due to a phantom buzzer. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Buzzer_Game

    The 1971 game looks like 4 seconds based on ball placement after a technical foul. https://www.nytimes.com/1972/02/02/a...ves-split.html

    In the 1978 game they replayed from the 5:50 mark of the 3rd quarter, due to a ref handing out 3 technical fouls to a coach, 2 is the limit. Ref was suspended 5 games. https://www.nba.com/amp/league/artic...1978-79-season

    The 1982 game they replayed 3 seconds due to a fake free throw and double lane violation. https://www.lakersnation.com/this-da...me/2017/11/30/

    In the 2007 game, they replayed the final 51.9 seconds due to saying Shaq fouled out when he only had 5 fouls, not 6. https://www.espn.com/nba/news/story?id=3192421

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    Rockets are funny

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    Watching the game and looking on Social media the Rockets announcers and the Rockets social media was talking smack. They were very quiet down the stretch. Asking for the game to be replayed is not outrageous for the Rockets, but I think it's dumb and they are losing something making the request.

    When you choke a game away, even if the refs made a mistake along the way, just swallow it and move on.

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    What’s done is done. 7+ minutes is too much. Not sure why there’s challenges but only for certain calls. Hopefully moving forward they can at least review it from NY or whatever so it doesn’t take long but honestly, the overhead cam showed it in seconds.

    Ridiculous but whatever.

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    That one day is not why they lost. They bore a 20+ pt lead. That's why they lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron24th View Post
    Rockets are funny
    This was my reaction too


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    The Rockets let that call mess with them mentally. Let how the game with after that blown call.

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    Rockets are funny. Refs ****ed up but you can't forget how the game turned out after that. How about when refs never call Harden on his travels? Whinning and unrealistic desperation will never get you a championship.

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    The excuses given for not reviewing should lead to the dismissal of those refs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    The excuses given for not reviewing should lead to the dismissal of those refs.
    Good luck with that, NBA/NFL officials are so coddled and protected now publicly, I'd never hold my breath on something like that.

    All that being said, Houston needs to let this go. They were up double digits, blew it, and their two best players shot a combined 18-68. Refs didn't blow that game for them. It was an egregious error though.

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