The NBA Admits Refs Screwed The Lakers By Missing Crucial Calls Against The Heat Late In Game 5 Of NBA Finals

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The Lakers lost a close game against the Heat on Friday night in Game 5 of the NBA finals and the refs may have played a part in the team’s loss.

After the game, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel blasted the refs for what he feels were missed calls that cost his team late.

While the league determined the calls Vogel was angry about it were correct, the NBA did admit refs missed an illegal defense call against the Heat with 28 seconds left in the game that would have awarded the Lakers a crucial free throw.

The NBA also determined Butler fouled James on another play that should have given the Lakers two free throws but he ended up scoring on the play anyways.

The NBA did not look into the call were Anthony Davis appeared to purposefully hit Jae Crowder in the face.

At the end of the day the NBA isn’t going to reverse any non-calls after the game so there’s really no point in arguing about them.

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