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Spurs-Grizzlies (Game 6): a couple of questionable calls/no-calls could have made it a little closer at the end

April 30th, 2011 1 comment

As you know by now, the Spurs were eliminated from the playoffs last night. There were only a couple of calls we saw in the second half that could have changed the outcome, as you’ll see in the video below.

If things had gone San Antonio’s way on these calls, it could have meant up to a 4-point increase for the Spurs, making things a little tighter near the end of a close game.

For example, the ticky-tack foul call on Antonio McDyess by referee Bennett Salvatore (#15) sent Zach Randolph to the line, extending the lead from 5 points to 7 with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game. Those were huge points on such little contact from so far away from the basket, and it’s a shame Salvatore called a ticky-tack foul in that situation.

We didn’t see any calls that wrongly penalized Memphis, but if you saw some, let us know and we’ll take a look and log it into our database if we agree.