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March 5, 2015 Updates

Toronto center Jonas Valanciunas wrapped James up around the neck and shoulders as he drove the lane with 18.8 seconds left in the third quarter. The infraction was initially whistled as a common foul before being upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 after an official's review of the video replay. "I don't want to get too much involved in it because I don't want to cry about it because it's not like I'm not able to get back up, but it's a lot of plays that are just not basketball plays," said James, who was kicked in the groin Sunday by Houston's James Harden, resulting in a one-game suspension for the Rockets swingman. ESPN.com

The NBA’s review also included three other incorrect non-calls that didn’t impact the game as much as the no-call on Hawes did. “The instant replays are a fine line,” Saunders said. “No question, instant replays try to get it right, which is good, but they definitely hurt the flow of the game in a lot of ways. … They are trying to be transparent with fans so they know what’s going on. Usually in those situations, we’ll talk to the league that night or the next morning and know what happened on those calls.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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February 27, 2015 Updates

The National Basketball Referee's Association had no involvement in the NBA's decision to make public the league's evaluation of officiating calls in the final two minutes of close games, a union official told Yahoo Sports on Friday. "We did not participate in the elaboration of this process and we cannot evaluate its effect until after it has been implemented," NBRA general counsel Lee Seham told Yahoo Sports in an email on Friday. Yahoo! Sports

The NBA will begin revealing whether it determined referees' crunch-time calls to be right or wrong. Starting Monday and continuing throughout the playoffs, the league will release play-by-play reports of all calls and relevant no-calls in the final minutes of close games. Such information had been shared only internally. USA Today Sports

February 26, 2015 Updates

If you think all this talk of Nurkic borders on hyperbole, then you should take a look at this play from Wednesday night's game vs. the Phoenix Suns at Pepsi Center. With 7:00 remaining in the third quarter, Nurkic sent the defending Markieff Morris to the floor on a post-up (or maybe Morris sent himself to the floor). Nurkic scored fairly easily and happened to catch the ball on its way through the rim. So, naturally, he decided to hand the ball right to Morris while he was still on the ground. Yahoo! Sports

February 24, 2015 Updates

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