Aaron Rose: The L2M report says Pascal Siakam did not foul Alperen Sengun and the refs correctly called the final play last night. Regardless, I think Raptors and Rockets fans are happy with how things turned out
The NBA’s Last Two Minute Report, which was released Monday afternoon, showed multiple late-game calls that went against the Cavaliers -- and played a prominent role in the 112-108 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
With 17.4 seconds remaining, All-Star Darius Garland was fouled by Philadelphia center Joel Embiid. According to a review of the play, Embiid reached across Garland and made contact to his left arm -- a play that should’ve resulted in two free throws and could’ve put Cleveland ahead by one. Bickerstaff singled out that egregious missed call in his postgame remarks.
Tom Orsborn: Refs made the correct non-call on Keldon Johnson's layup attempt at the end of Memphis' 112-111 win, according to the NBA's last 2-minute report: "Bane is jumping toward the basket when marginal body contact occurs on Johnson's layup attempt."
James Ham: There is only one mistake in the L2M report from the Kings' overtime win over the Magic. Happened in the 4th quarter and worked out in Kings favor: "Hampton (ORL) makes direct contact with the ball and part of Jones' (SAC) hand that is on the ball during the layup attempt."
Will Guillory: The NBA's L2M Report determined that there wasn't a foul on Jose Alvarado's final shot in last night's loss to the Spurs. It did come back with 2 incorrect non-calls, though -- one on the Pels, one on the Spurs. pic.twitter.com/WMcMde2uAZ
Brad Townsend: Wolves took issue with several late calls last night, but in the L2M report both officiating mistakes cited by the NBA went against the Mavs. Most blatant was when Beverley pump-faked a FT with 2.5 seconds left.
Tom Orsborn: NBA's L2M report for Spurs-Warriors says officials made correct call when they issued a loose ball foul against Kevon Looney on Andrew Wiggins' missed FT w/ 2.4 seconds left. NBA: "Looney holds Poeltl's left shoulder during the rebound and the contact affects his FOM."
Jason Anderson: Last 2 Minute Report from Sunday's Kings-Suns game shows Bismack Biyombo should have been called for an offensive foul for hooking Justin Holiday's arm on the screen that led to Landry Shamet's go-ahead 3-pointer with 31.1 seconds remaining in OT.
Chris Vivlamore: Because old habits die hard: NBA Two Minute Report says foul on Hawks' Bogdan Bogdanovic against Pistons' Cade Cunningham with 1.6 seconds left in regulation was CORRECT CALL.
Anthony Chiang: Last 2 Minute report says no-call that led to jump ball late in last night’s Heat-Bucks game was correct ruling. “Antetokounmpo (MIL) and Butler (MIA) arrive at the ball simultaneously during the inbound pass and the body contact that occurs is incidental.”
Ira Winderman: NBA acknowledges error on Lowry 3. From officiating report, "Lowry makes a field goal at the 2:03 mark from inside of the three-point line that is ruled a three-point field goal. Since play did not stop before the two-minute mark, the replay center could not correct the error."
Ira Winderman: Officiating report also cites errors: -- Uncalled goaltend on Adebayo. -- Uncalled travel on Butler. -- Uncalled foul on Butler. -- Uncalled foul on Tucker. (All four in fourth quarter of game that went double-overtime. Of all five errors cited, all five in Heat favor.)
Marla Ridenour: NBA last 2-minute report said #Cavs @Kevin Love should not have gotten game-winning free throws vs #Hornets. "The replay outcome is incorrect, as Rozier makes contact to Love's arm prior to his shooting motion and a non-shooting foul should have been assessed."
Chris Mannix: NBA L2M report rules a correct no-call on Seth Curry's end of regulation attempt on Monday: "As Curry drifts away from the basket, momentum carries him backwards towards Jackson Jr., who otherwise would avoid making contact with Curry. The marginal contact is caused by Curry."
Kristian Winfield: NBA's Last 2 Minute report says Stephen Curry abnormally jumped to create contact with Kessler Edwards at the 1:44 mark in the 4th quarter. Steve Nash opted not to challenge the foul call. Could have been a game-swinging decision.
Rod Beard: May not mean much to #Pistons now, but in the NBA's Last-Two-Minute Report, the play where Nikola Jokic got the offensive rebound and putback, he pushed off Isaiah Stewart, and it should have been called a foul. Score was tied at 111 with about 1:30 left in 4Q.
Steve Bulpett: Per NBA, every Last Two Minute play of Celtics-Spurs was either a correct call or a correct non-call... So no goaltending by Jock Landale on Jaylen Brown's drive. "Landale's arm grazes the rim while the shot is in the air, and the contact does not vibrate the basket or rim."
Kellan Olson: NBA's L2M for last night had 4 missed calls. -- Bane was fouled at 35 seconds on the scramble for Bridges' putback -- Adams fouled Smith on Anderson's miss -- Anderson's miss was not an airball (shot clock should have reset) -- Start of Morant's game-winning drive was a travel
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets got a big break late in the win in Atlanta, according to the NBA L2M report. Foul should not have been called on Hawks sending D.J. Augustin to the line with 21.7 seconds left. Rather than turn the ball over, Augustin made both free throws for a 4-point lead.
Tony East: Unsurprisingly, the Last Two Minutes report from last night’s Pacers-Hawks game reveals that a foul should have been called on Kevin Huerter during Chris Duarte’s go-ahead layup attempt with just a few seconds left: pic.twitter.com/a3T1TI3QnU
James Ham: With the game going into triple overtime, the league had to do L2M reports for the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th quarters. Mistakes made in the late 4th, 5th and 6th quarters. Haliburton fouled AD in the 4th. Len fouled AD in the 5th and a clock malfunction in the 6th.
Eric Walden: L2MR identifies two incorrect calls from last night’s Jazz-Grizz game — both favoring Memphis: Ja Morant should have been called for traveling with 1:20 left; JJJ should have gotten a loose-ball foul with 0.6 seconds for wrapping up Gobert. Call with 14.1 to go deemed correct. pic.twitter.com/f3iQ8JrMRT
Neil Dalal: NBA's Last Two Minute report says the officials called a 100% correct ending to Wizards-Hornets. This includes no foul on LaMelo Ball when he popped the ball away from Montrezl Harrell and the shot clock resetting to 24. Assistant coach Pat Delany was irate on the sidelines.
Harrison Faigen: The NBA says Cory Joseph should have been called for a shooting foul on THT with 1:20 remaining in last night's game. THT was called for a charge.
Ira Winderman: NBA rules that Kyle Lowry's 4-point play late against Clippers actually should have been called an offensive foul, "Lowry (MIA) extends his right leg into Zubac (LAC) as he attempts to draw a foul during his jump shot attempt. This play should be assessed as an offensive foul."
Ira Winderman: NBA officiating report cites three incorrect calls against Heat in final two minutes vs Jazz: Tucker charge should have been Gobert blocking foul: an uncalled Gobert travel: Heat out of bounds actually was Mitchell out of bounds. No incorrect calls in Jazz favor.
Adam Himmelsbach: NBA’s Last Two Minute report says Porzingis should’ve been called for a non-shooting foul for contact with Smart in the final minute. Also, Smart should’ve been called for a defensive 3 seconds tech on previous play.
Adam Spolane: According the L2M Report, officials missed a defensive 3 seconds on Christian Wood during Denver's final possession. Everything else was called correctly
James Ham: The NBA's Last Two Minute report has 3 errors in the Kings/Blazers game. Fox got away with a foul on McCollum at the 54 second mark. Nurkic fouled Mitchell on a loose ball foul with 25.5 seconds remaining and McCollum was out of bounds on Haliburton turnover with 13.7 remaining.
Giannis Antetokounmpo should have been whistled for a 10-second violation on each of his two free throws with 5.3 seconds left in the Milwaukee Bucks' 116-113 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 on Wednesday, meaning the two made shots should not have counted, the NBA said in its "Last Two Minute Report" on Thursday.
John Hollinger: L2M report says Kawhi illegally screened Ingles on final play. I had thought maybe he stopped just in nick of time but apparently not. official.nba.com/l2m/L2MReport.…
Harrison Wind: Only one missed call shows up on the L2M Report from Game 5 last night: Carmelo Anthony fouled Nikola Jokic on this play in OT. Austin Rivers' three-shot foul on Damian Lillard (on the floor) at the end of regulation, which was reviewed, was a "correct call." pic.twitter.com/g7JUErFbzt
Tim MacMahon: The Grizzlies-Warriors Last Two Minute Report confirms that Memphis should have challenged when Jordan Poole extended his leg to draw a foul on a 3 late in the 4th quarter. Taylor Jenkins, who has done an overall great job guiding the Grizzlies' rapid rebuild, got away with one.
Kellan Olson: L2M highlights from last night: -- Nurkic didn't foul Saric on the first set of FTs with 1:04 left -- Bridges traveled on his drive off the inbound he got FTs for with 34 secs left -- Powell fouled Booker before he got the ball with 4 secs left -- CJ went backcourt at the end
Chris Kirschner: The NBA's last 2-minute official report ruled that Russell Westbrook should have been awarded an and-1 on Kevin Huerter's contest. That could have tied the game in the final minute. Also ruled that John Collins was not fouled on the Hawks' final possession.
The NBA admitted that officials missed a crucial foul call in the Utah Jazz loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. With 32 seconds remaining in the game, Clarkson attempted a three-pointer that missed wide to the left with the Jazz leading 116-114. Clarkson and Jazz coach Quin Snyder both appeared to notice the Warriors foul looking to the officials for a whistle that never came.
Andrew Greif: The last 2-minute report from LAC-DEN found two incorrect non-calls: With 1:52 to play, NBA determined Cousins should have been whistled for reaching in around Jokic. And with 1:28 to play, Porter Jr. should have been called for a foul after making contact with Reggie Jackson. pic.twitter.com/KSHU9CWGmz
Neil Dalal: NBA's Last Two Minute Report says the crew of Kevin Scott, Nick Buchert, and Jonathan Sterling called the final two minutes of Wizards-Mavs correctly. Bradley Beal may have his disputes about that, but certainly for the earlier 46 minutes.
Jeff McDonald: According to the L2M report, only two missed calls late in Spurs-Heat, both advantaging SA: * A shooting foul on Poeltl against Adebayo with 1:58 left that went uncalled. * An uncalled traveling violation against Dejounte Murray with 1:49 to play.
Rob Schaefer: NBA’s L2M report from Bulls-Heat says Bam Adebayo shouldn’t have been called for shooting foul on Coby White 3-point attempt with 30.3 seconds remaining. White pretty obviously kicked leg out to invite contact.
Law Murray: The NBA L2M report determined that CJ McCollum's foul called by Scott Foster that sent Paul George to the free throw line for the game-winning free throws was an incorrect call. In the spirit of Rasheed Wallace: Both teams were displeased by the officiating last night In
Kellan Olson: L2M report highlights: - Ayton was fouled on the strip where he hurt his shoulder - Bucks did not have possession when they called timeout with 2.5 left - Ayton fouled DiVincenzo on the Bridges 3 in OT - Connaughton should have got a 3-second call on the last possession of OT
Aaron Rose: According to last night's L2M report, the officials made the correct no-call on Gary Trent Jr. just before he hit the game winner. pic.twitter.com/mNYzJxvUsE
Jonathan Feigen: Officials missed two calls in the final two minutes of Rockets' loss to Timberwolves, a Christian Wood travel following by a Karl-Anthony Towns foul on Wood's drive moments later, according to the NBA L2M report.
Rick Bonnell: Two reffing errors in last 11 seconds of Hornets-Heat, both of which disadvantaged Hornets. Miami should have been called for a 5-second violation and Ariza should have been called for a foul.
Mike Vorkunov: NBA's Last 2 Minute report says the foul call on Julius Randle in the Knicks loss to the 76ers was the right call. NBA: "Randle (NYK) pushes Harris (PHI) as he jumps for the rebound."
Neil Dalal: Only incorrect call per NBA from last two minutes of Wizards-Kings was Deni Avdija should have been called for a foul on De'Aaron Fox with 30.1 seconds left that then led to Russell Westbrook's tying layup at 119.
Mike Vorkunov: Last 2 Minute report from Knicks-76ers last night. NBA says — RJ Barrett should've been called for shooting foul on Ben Simmons w/ 45.7 sec left — Julius Randle should've been called for travel with 24.3 sec left — Randle should've been called for offensive foul with 14 sec left
Brian Mahoney: Last 2 Minute report determines the traveling call on Randle was correct. Says Irving made contact with the ball but did not dislodge it and did not cause Randle to return to the floor with possession. So, Randle must pass or shoot before returning to the floor.
Neil Dalal: Russell Westbrook and Scott Brooks both wanted a foul call on Khris Middleton on this potential game-tying layup. NBA's Last Two Minute Report says it was the correct no call because it was only "marginal" contact. L2M does say Deni Avdija fouled Giannis before he passed back. pic.twitter.com/OZqhW4eOfF
Neil Dalal: NBA says the only incorrect call from Wizards-Clippers was this foul against Nic Batum sending Bradley Beal to the free-throw line. Beal still easily got it to Neto. They say Beal did hit Batum's arm on the 3 and Williams never had possession on possible backcourt violation.
Chris Mannix: Rudy Gobert's foul against Joel Embiid in the final minute of the Jazz loss to the Sixers has been deemed the correct call, per NBA. In the Last 2 Minute Report, ruling says Gobert extended his arm into Embiid's back, affecting his play at the basket.
Kyle Neubeck: Last 2 minute report from Sixers-Jazz admits to six errors: 3 incorrect no calls on Utah (another Gobert foul on Embiid, missed travel on Bogdanovic, missed 3 sec for Gobert) 3 incorrect no calls on Philadelphia (kicked ball by Simmons, Embiid fouling Mitchell, travel by Harris)
James Ham: NBA L2M report admits officials missed a Montrezl Harrell offensive foul against Harrison Barnes with 1.2 seconds remaining. Also said Holmes offensive foul against Harrell with 1:44 remaining was incorrect.
Jason Anderson: Per Last 2 Minute Report, officials made the correct call when they whistled De'Aaron Fox for his sixth foul against the Lakers last night, noting: "Fox moves underneath Schroder's lower body during his shooting motion and contact affects his driving shot attempt."
Michael Singer: NBA’s L2M report from Nuggets-Wizards finds zero incorrect calls over the last two minutes. Bradley Beal’s delay of game half-court swat occurred with 2:19 left. Very curious if NBA would’ve weighed in on that.
Rod Boone: Last two-minute report says Gordon Hayward made contact to Devin Booker's wrist, affected his game-tying 3-point attempt with .06 seconds left. Booker should have been awarded free throws. But same thing happened to #Hornets and Terry Rozier a while back so these things even out.
KC Johnson: NBA’s L2M report said call on Coby White’s foul on Ricky Rubio was correctly a shooting foul. Report also said KAT foul on LaVine with 12.3 seconds left in regulation was wrong. KAT fouled out on the play.
Scott Agness: NBA’s Last Two Minute Report says Sabonis was fouled by Oubre Jr. on the inbounds. Pacers were down by four with 10.1s left, Brogdon threw the ball in but Sabonis was already falling. Instead, he should’ve gotten FTs.
Chris Mannix: Per the NBA's L2M report, the offensive foul called on Kawhi Leonard in the closing seconds of the game against Brooklyn was the correct call.
KC Johnson: NBA’s L2M said officials block charge on Thad Young while guarding Joel Embiid was correct. So if Billy Donovan would’ve challenged, he would’ve lost.
Harrison Wind: The NBA's L2M Report says Robin Lopez should have been called for an illegal screen on Facu Campazzo on the Wizards' last play of regulation. "Lopez extends into Campazzo's path while setting the screen and does not give him room to avoid the contact." pic.twitter.com/k7MtUmZpqs
Kevin Chouinard: L2M report says Trae Young was not fouled at end of DAL game: “Cauley-Stein (DAL) is entitled to a normal step on a screen from behind, which he takes, and which leads to incidental and legal contact between Cauley-Stein and Young (ATL).”
Ira Winderman: NBA's only officiating ruling on play when Butler remained on the court with his "concussion" and winked: "Randle (NYK) dislodges Butler (MIA) from his position during the loose ball." That does not mean that a flop can't eventually be ruled down the line.
Brad Townsend: L2M report says incorrect out-of-bounds call went against GS with 48.6 seconds left last night. Ball actually went off Porzingis. Call was that Draymond Green was the last to touch it. 4.1 seconds later, Luka Doncic sank 3-pointer, giving Dallas a 131-124 lead. Yeah, big.
Brad Townsend: NBA L2M report cites 3 incorrect calls in Mavs-Suns. --Booker should have been called for a shooting foul on Porzingis with 1:59 left. --Hardaway should have been called for shooting foul on Ayton with 12 second left. --Porzingis held Ayton on jump ball with 11.9 seconds left.
Steve Bulpett: According to the NBA's Last Two Minute report, the only thing the officials got wrong in Celtics-Spurs was that Jayson Tatum shouldn't have gotten the and-1 on his drive with 12.4 seconds left... Rudy Gay's ensuing two free throws would have rendered the Celts' last shot moot.
August 18, 2022 | 8:28 am EDT Update
After being traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Clippers last February, Powell proceeded to play three games before sustaining a left foot fracture. His recovery took weeks, which only allowed him to suit up in the team’s last four games including the Play-In tournament. The veteran admitted that it was a tough experience of not being able to have an on-court familiarization with his team in the previous campaign. “It’s kind of a tough hill to climb on, only playing for three games and then coming back for the playoffs, it’s tough,” Powell said, via David Yapkowitz of 213 Hoops. “I really didn’t get a full chance to show what I bring to the table, just a little bit of a spark there.”
Former Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter Freedom explained why the NBA is “really mad” as its hypocritical business ties to communist China are exposed Wednesday on “The Ingraham Angle.” KANTER FREEDOM: Everything the NBA does is either for money or a publicity stunt. It’s been like that for years, so I’m not really surprised. They could care less about the players, about the coaching staff and the fans as long as the league image is profitable.
Enes Kanter Freedom: And finally, they are really mad because someone finally from the inside who played 11 years in this league — [is] going out there and exposing them one by one. And that is unacceptable… What is unacceptable is how they can bow down to the biggest dictatorship out there in the world. So that hurt my heart. I was like, “You know what? Enough is enough. Someone has to call out this hypocrisy.” And I did it.
Vanessa Bryant’s ongoing civil trial against Los Angeles County has gotten so gory and gruesome at times that Bryant felt compelled to stay out of the courtroom during testimony three times in the first three days, including one time after she got up and left the room in distress. In one exchange, a witness described “pieces of flesh hanging from trees.”
“Didn’t it open (the victim’s) brain cavity?” the attorney asked. “Yes,” said the witness. “The cavity was opened, and the cavity that contains the brain was exposed.” “And the brain tissue was vacated, correct?” the attorney asked. “Missing?” “Correct,” the witness replied in front of a federal jury of five men and four women.
August 18, 2022 | 2:54 am EDT Update
The Lakers remain active in trade talks and would part with their 2027 and 2029 first-round picks in the right deal, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said in an appearance on Sports Center (video link). Those picks “have a lot of value in the marketplace” if they’re unprotected, Wojnarowski states. He adds that L.A. would be willing to give them up in a trade for Kyrie Irving, but the Nets haven’t been interested.
Those around the team were confident that James signing an extension was likely, considering how much he’s enjoyed playing for the Lakers and living in Los Angeles. The primary complication in James’ decision was that he has been privately adamant that the Lakers still need to improve the current roster and trade for superstar point guard Kyrie Irving, league sources have told The Athletic.