NBA: Officials Missed Call On Andre Iguodala in Pacers’ 102-101 Loss
Indiana lost to Denver in controversial fashion on Monday night after the officials whistled Paul George for a foul with less than one second left. Andre Iguodala went to the foul line, made his first try to give the Nuggets a 102-101 edge. On the previous play, Iguodala made contact with the Pacers’ Paul George, who then lost the ball.
The NBA has come out and said they got it wrong.
“After review at the league office, video replay confirmed that NBA Officials missed a foul call against Denver’s Andre Iguodala late in the Nuggets-Indiana Pacers game on January 28 when the game was tied at 101. Iguodala reached for the ball and made illegal body contact which forced Indiana’s Paul George to lose possession. George should have been granted two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining in the game.”
Pacers coach Frank Vogel didn’t have much to say after the loss Monday night–at least in front of the media to prevent a fine.
“The league tries to do the right thing,” Vogel said when told of the news from the gathered media prior to playing the Pistons. “The officials try to do the right thing. We just can’t get caught up in officiating or any external factors. We just have to worry about what we can control.”
Asked whether he feels like they had a game stolen from them, Vogel replied: “We got to play better. We can’t put it in the hands of a late game call like that.”