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Celtics-Heat (Game 5): A couple of tricky travel calls/no-calls you don’t see too often

Watching the Boston-Miami game Wednesday night, surprisingly it seemed to be well-officiated in the second half (unless you saw something egregious, which you can do here in the RefCalls.com/forums).

But there was one call and one no-call involving travels you don’t normally see. We typically don’t cover that many travels because there are so many of them that don’t get called, unless the travel had a big impact on determining the outcome of a game, or its just very unusual. Here’s a couple of them that fit more in the latter category.

  • Conejero

    Lebron travels quite frequently before picking up his dribble. He is never called for that.

    • RefCalls-TopFlops staff

      Yep, the league needs to do a better job of calling them. Alot of people make fun of the league because of it.

  • Pessimism

    Paul Pierce’s move is a travel independent of the minimal “foot slide”. He takes three steps and an additional pivot stepback. This is rarely called, but it should be called. The foot slide is a non-issue.

    LeBron James very clearly travels in the second clip. It shouldn’t have been “difficult to detect and process at real speed”. It was an obvious double-dribble. The ref just didn’t feel like calling it with the crowd going crazy.