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NBA Last 2 Minutes report shows more calls hurt Celtics than Lakers in overtime win

NBA Last 2 Minutes report shows more calls hurt Celtics than Lakers in overtime win

The NBA acknowledged an apparent missed call on Jason Tatum in its final two-minute report on Sunday after he fouled LeBron James in the closing seconds of regulation in Boston’s dramatic overtime win over the Lakers. However, there were two other missed calls that were reportedly in the Lakers’ favor in the closing moments of regulation and overtime.

Includes breakdown of missed plays

—A missed offensive foul call on Anthony Davis with 32 seconds left in regulation. Officials determined that Davis pushed Brown into Dennis Schroder early in Schroder’s drive. Patrick Beverley finished the play by dunking in a putback to give the Lakers the lead.

– With 1.8 seconds left in regulation, with a missed foul call by Jayson Tatum on LeBron James. James would have been awarded two free throws in a tie game if the play had been called correctly.

— Missed a defensive foul on Russell Westbrook to foul Tatum with 1:37 remaining in overtime. Westbrook fouled Tatum when he attempted to set up the pick.

Despite the controversy, the Celtics won the game 125–121 in overtime and snapped a three-game losing streak. The Lakers fouled out after a missed foul call at the end of regulation postgame.

“It’s challenging. Very challenging,” James said. “I don’t get it. I didn’t get. I’m attacking the paint as much as any other player in this league shooting double digit free throws a night. I didn’t understand; I don’t understand it.

The Lakers return to action on Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets while the Celtics host the Nets at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

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