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When the referees did not blow the whistle despite there being contact between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on a potential game-tying three-pointer at the end of Friday night’s Game 6, Thunder players were in disbelief.
As it turns out, the NBA stands by the call on the court.
Per the NBA.com, the league’s L2M report classified the play as a “correct non-call” because George initiated the contact.
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Had a foul been called, George would have had a chance to tie the game with three free throws and possibly save his team’s season. Instead, Oklahoma City’s season came to an end with the 96-91 loss.
Trailing by three points in the final minute, the Thunder had plenty of chances to get the game-t