The NBA says Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws when Golden State Warriors player DeMarcus Cousins committed a shooting foul with 49 seconds left in the final quarter of Game 5 Monday.
As Gasol drives the ball into a layup, Cousins makes contact with Gasol and causes the Raptor to miss his shot and tumble to the floor. The Last Two-Minute Report, routinely put out by the NBA every game, concedes the foul was an incorrect non-call.
In a nail-biting moment, the Raptors were down 103-106 with under a minute left. In the end, Toronto put up two more points and finished with a one-point loss that prevented them from winning the NBA Championship at home in a crucial Game 5.
With the series now 3-2, the Raptors are looking for a historic win in Game 6 in Oakland Thursday.
Some Toronto fans were understandably upset. Many felt the referees were missing important calls during Monday’s game.