The Oklahoma City Thunder stole a second game on the San Antonio Spurs‘ home court this series to take a 3-2 lead into Game 6. With less than nine seconds remaining, Russell Westbrook clinched the win after after scoring a layup when a foul by Kawhi Leonard was not called by the official.
Leonard and his teammates were purposefully trying to to foul the Thunder point guard to force three throws because OKC led by one point with the limited time left in the game. However, the whistle never blew despite the foul being fairly obvious.
No foul called. Guess Kawhi needs to work on his tackling pic.twitter.com/M9IjVfPEd6
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) May 11, 2016
In the postgame press conference, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke plainly about the play, as he always does:
“He fouled him. It was pretty obvious he fouled him.”
Despite acknowledging the blown call, Popovich knows that it's just par for the course:
“But every call doesn't get called. That's the way the game is… Sometimes you get a call, sometimes you don't.”
The Spurs now face elimination in Game 6 in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
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