OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The NBA says Toronto’s Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds left of Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, a game that the Raptors lost to Golden State by one point.
Gasol was fouled by the Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins on a drive, the NBA said in its Last Two Minute Report that was issued Tuesday. Gasol missed the shot and tumbled to the floor, but no foul was called.
Golden State led 106-103 at the time. The Warriors wound up prevailing 106-105, staving off elimination and sending the series back to Oracle Arena for Game 6 on Thursday night.
The NBA said Cousins moved into Gasol, “initiating contact that affects his driving shot attempt.”
Woods relates to Durant injury woe
Meantime, Tiger Woods knows as much as any athlete about the loneliness, frustration and challenges of battling back from injury.
So when Kevin Durant limped out of game five of the NBA Finals on Monday just 12 minutes into his comeback, the former world number one knew it was serious.
“It was sad,” Woods said Tuesday at the US Open. “As athletes we’ve all been there to that spot when you just know it, that something just went, and can’t move, can’t do much of anything.” (AP)