The whistle blew and Zach LaVine’s desperation shot, though off target, was waved off in the final second of overtime Saturday night at Target Center.
The official said the young Timberwolves star stepped out of bounds and Houston completed its 111-109 comeback victory.
LaVine didn’t like the call, but it was the right one, just like the 26 other calls or non-calls the officials made during the final two minutes of the fourth quarter and overtime, according to the NBA.
The league’s “Last Two Minute Report” of the Wolves’ 19th loss of the season reviewed 27 of the officiating crews calls/non-calls and determined all were correct. The Wolves have no one else to blame but themselves for this loss.
The calls/non-calls worth revisiting
LaVine stepping out of bounds in the final seconds overtime:
Non-call on incidental contact with shooter Trevor Ariza and determining possession what team last touched the ball before it went out of bounds in the final minute of the fourth quarter:
Wiggins turns the ball over while driving to the basket and falling down after incidental contact:
The full "Last Two Minute Report" with video of every call/non-call.