For the third time in a month, the NBA admitted the Kings were victims of an incorrect call late in a loss. This time, it came in Sacramento's 105-104 overtime defeat to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.
With 1:10 remaining in overtime and the Kings and Spurs tied 102-102, San Antonio guard DeMar DeRozan started to drive into the lane. According to the NBA's Last Two Minute Report, which was released Saturday, DeRozen should have been called for a travel when he came to a stop.
Upon further review, it appears DeRozen's feet slide when he lands after a jump-stop. No call was made and 13 seconds later, Patty Mills was fouled on a missed 3-point attempt.
"DeRozan (SAS) gathers the ball and comes to a stop on two feet, and then slides both feet forward prior to releasing the pass," the league wrote.
Mills only made one of three free throws, but in reality, he never should have gotten three free throws. The Kings should have been granted possession with the game tied and 70 seconds left on the clock.
Instead, San Antonio took a one-point lead and went on to win.
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At a certain point, the NBA needs to hold its refs accountable, right? How many calls do they have to blow before someone is disciplined?
But if the refs are going to continue to miss calls, maybe one or two can go the Kings' way.
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NBA admits missed traveling late in Kings' 105-104 OT loss to Spurs originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area