L2M Report: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander late-game charge in close Pelicans loss was incorrect call




 

The Oklahoma City Thunder's 105-101 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans came with some controversy.

With 11 seconds to go, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a chance to tie or take the lead in a two-point deficit. As Gilgeous-Alexander began to drive to the basket, Pelicans defender Herb Jones absorbed contact and fell to the ground.

The call on the floor took some time to make as one referee signaled a blocking foul while another signaled a charge. After discussing it, Gilgeous-Alexander was called for a charge and with 2.3 seconds left in the game, the call essentially sealed the win for the Pelicans.

Well, the NBA's last two-minute report announced the call was wrong and that Jones should've been called for a blocking foul, which would've rewarded Gilgeous-Alexander two free throws.

On the report, the Thunder also got away with three incorrect non-calls: a Gilgeous-Alexander defensive three seconds at the 1:14 mark, a Gilgeous-Alexander personal foul on Dyson Daniels at the 0:34 mark and a Lu Dort loose ball foul on Daniels at the 0:09 mark.

Nonetheless, while it's unfortunate the call was wrong, there's really no point in crying over spilled milk. The damage is done and all the Thunder can do now is get ready for their game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

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Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire

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