Nate McMillan Rumors

Pacers coach Nate McMillan got it right Wednesday night when he said Kawhi Leonard traveled just before sinking the game-winning basket in the Spurs’ 100-99 win, the NBA said Thursday. “I thought he traveled before he took that shot,” McMillan told reporters. Following a timeout with 8.5 seconds left — after Monta Ellis missed a pair of free throws — Leonard swished a fadeaway jumper over fellow All-Star Paul George at the 2.4-second mark to give the Spurs the lead by the final score.
Storyline: Officiating Complaints
On Thursday, the NBA concluded Leonard’s shot should not have counted, saying the refs made an “incorrect non-call” with 4.4 seconds left. “Leonard gathers the ball with his right hand and establishes his left foot as his pivot,” according to the report. “He then switches to his right foot prior to the shot attempt.” But the Pacers also got away with a travel when guard Jeff Teague moved his pivot foot with 23.8 seconds left, according to the report. The Pacers, of course, only focused on the missed call against Leonard.