Golden State Warriors’ struggles continued once again tonight as the Dubs lost a close game vs Orlando Magic. This was a winnable game for them, and they were pretty close to it as well. But when the final buzzer sounded, the Dubs ended up being on the losing end.
Regardless of the defeat, Steph Curry gave his best vs the Magic. The ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ finished the game with 29 points while playing 37 minutes! One might wonder what went wrong for the Warriors. Well, it appears a blunder by the officials cost them this crucial game.
NBA reporter points out major mistake in Warriors vs Magic game
In the early minutes of the fourth quarter, the Dubs had a lead. But they committed a lot of turnovers, which ultimately turned the tide. However, Warriors analyst Anthony Slater tweeted a huge mistake by the shot clock operators during the fourth quarter, which apparently added 20 more seconds to the game! Slater tweeted:
“Rewatching 4Q of Warriors/Magic. This game had an extra 20 seconds added to it. Clock stayed at 8:23 for an entire possession. Official game log has Fournier’s 3 and Wiggins’ miss both happening at 8:23. They were 18 seconds apart.”
As Slater pointed out, the shot block froze after a three-point shot by the Magic. It remained frozen until the next play by Orlando, which was 18 seconds apart. This kind of mistake is unimaginable at the biggest basketball league in the world.
Many fans are asking for the league to re-conduct this game as it is basically unfair for Golden State. While it’s highly unlikely that the league will take such action, but the team should be compensated in some way.
Whether it’ll be by replaying the game or not, that’s up to the NBA to decide. What are your thoughts on this terrible blunder by the officials? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.
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