did anybody else just see the end of the jazz game? don't know if indiana would have won but they got hosed!
Nope, sorry dude. The ball hit the bottom of the back board (Not out of bounds) and then was touched by a Jazz player before Millsap picked it up.... making it the correct call, albeit a very weird play.
the backboard is controversial enough but i thought that if the ball is inbounded and hits the opponent that the new rule is the person inbounding the ball cannot be the first player to touch it. he did.
I saw the ending, I don't know the rule specifically but we all know it hit the backboard, so it's obviously out.
The problem is that the Refs thought that it wasn't reviewable. My thing is that who gives a shiit if it's reviewable or not, get the call right, refs have done that before, but unfortunately they've gotten reprimanded. And if they get hefty fines, than I really can't blame the refs either. But I wish Indy would've gotten a chance to tie it, they made a crazy run in the last minute of regulation and made some crazy threes to make it a two point game.
The bottom of the backboard is NOT out. Period.
I just re-watched the play on NBA.com. The officials made the correct call. I absolutely stand by what I said earlier. Had the ball hit the back of he backboard, obviously it couldn't have continued it's forward trajectory. After hitting the bottom of the board, the ball CLEARLY hits Randy Foye. and Millsap grabs it after that-- which is exactly the same thing as if Millsap passed the ball to Foye and Foye passed it back.
You might all wish to debate it, but there's nothing to debate here. It was a weird play, but the call was correct.
It was a crazy weird play to end the game, but the27guy is absolutely correct here... that ball hit Foye. I only caught the end of this game, however it seemed to be the game of the night. What is being overlooked is the physical play between these teams. They both played their hearts out from what I saw. Although IND lost, those 3pt shots by Paul George and then George Hill were pretty amazing... and UTA still pulled it off...
hitting the bottom of the backboard is out.... I don't agree with it.... but that's the rule
Now that I think about it, if the side of the backboard isn't out than neither is the bottom, the refs got it right.
The right call was made. What Frank Vogel was so upset about was that it wasn't a reviewable play.
I could care less about the ending. I care that the Pacers gave up 114 points on 53% shooting. I care that the Pacers couldn't secure a damn offensive rebound when it mattered. I care that Al Jefferson beat Roy Hibbert like he stole something from him. Closing games isn't just making shots... It's defending, rebounding and not turning the ball over. The Pacers weren't very good in those areas. I care that the Pacers are 10-15 on the road.
There were some positive signs last night at the offensive end though... Hopefully they can expand on this, while also locking opponents up and murdering them on the glass.