On Tuesday, the talk of Monday night’s bizarre ending to the Spurs –Thunder game was still a buzzing topic across the league because of a blown call that happened within a hand’s distance of a referee, who was watching the play.
After some private time reviewing it away from the crowd and media, The National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) investigated further, and the conclusion was this was the first time an event like this had ever occured.
Lead referee Ken Mauer admitted the mistake and left a statement about it prior to the NBRA admission.
On the floor, we did not see a foul on the play. However, upon further review we realize and we agree that we should have had an offensive foul on the play. It’s a play that we have never seen before, ever, but we feel we should have had an offensive foul on Waiters
The NBRA later admitted to missing up to 5 calls during the game, but the final result of the game and the OKC Thunder winning an impressive road game in San Antonio stands. Game 3 between the Spurs and Thunder will be conducted in Oklahoma City on Friday.