Video: Spurs get no-call as Marc Gasol fouls LaMarcus Aldridge on game-winner
The San Antonio Spurs are having a tough start to their 2018-19 campaign, and Wednesday night they experienced another setback.
This time the Spurs’ loss came in controversial fashion as a no-call resulted in their ninth loss of the season against the Memphis Grizzlies:
The Grizzlies took over the lead with 0.7 seconds remaining. Marc Gasol was fouled by Rudy Gay and went on to convert both his charity stripe attempts. This gave his team a 104-103 advantage. The Spurs had a chance to steal the win away from their opponent. LaMarcus Aldridge missed a jumper as time expired, but it looked like Gasol fouled him on the release, only for nothing to be called.
“That last play is going to stick with me personally,” Gay said, per David Sears of KSAT.com. “It just sucks. You know as hard as we worked, we couldn’t even have anything to do with the outcome of the game.”
“Tough calls are going to be made and tough calls are going to be missed,” Aldridge stated.
The Spurs dropped to 8-9 with this tough loss. They currently rank 11th in the Western Conference, having lost seven of their last 10 games.
The Grizzlies, on the other hand, just ascended to the top of the tight Western Conference with the Portland Trail Blazers’ loss. They improved to 12 wins and five losses and are currently on a five-game winning streak.