On the NBA admitting refs made game-altering mistakes in Boston Celtics loss to Indiana Pacers

The NBA recently acknowledged a critical officiating error during the Boston Celtics’ narrow defeat to the Indiana Pacers, with referees making game-altering mistakes in the final moments. The controversy revolves around two crucial calls that directly impacted the outcome of the contest.

One saw Indiana guard Buddy Hield hit Jaylen Brown on the head, and another credited a foul to Boston big man Kristaps Porzingis for contact on Pacers wing Bennedict Mathurin. The NBA’s last two minute report confessed to the officiating error, not that it will help the Celtics’ winning percentage when all is said and done.

The Celtics, of course, should never have been in such a position in the first place, their third-quarter defensive lapses ultimately the cause of the loss. But that’s little consolation for the refs making a bad situation worse.

The hosts of the CLNS Media “How Bout Them Celtics!” podcast weighed in on the admission by the league in their most recent episode — check it out above!

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire