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Grizzlies-Spurs (Game 5): Incredible finish, but lots of ticky-tack fouls & potential missed goaltending

Last night the Spurs-Grizzlies game was a classic because of the Spurs’ Gary Neal‘s clock-beating 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime, among many reasons.

However, the game seemed to have a higher number of ticky-tack foul calls than normal, and had a potential goaltending call in overtime that could have affected the outcome. Check out the video below for evidence…

  • Pessimism

    Interesting choice of video here. These look like mostly good calls.

    I recognize that Battier was called for a blocking foul on the first play. Since he rose up on his toes, and then seemed to have second thoughts about the play altogether in pulling away from the set stance at the last moment, I think it was the right call. (During the game I thought it was the wrong call).

    The call on McDyess is ticky-tack garbage. But that’s what I expect from Mauer. The last call on Parker is legit, in my opinion, because he’s undercutting Battier. I don’t think the last play was goaltending. If anything, plays like that make me wonder about the consistency of over-the-back calls. From our poor angle, it looks as if the bottom of ball visibly dips below the horizon of the rim outside the cylinder. Maybe not. Hard to tell. That’s why goaltending should be, as you said, reviewable at least during the last two minutes of the game.

    • anon

      The call on Parker was less than legit. He has a right to his own spot.