NBA Refs Made A Baffling Call In Last Night’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Charlotte Hornets Game


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  • NBA refs made a baffling call in last night’s game between the Cleveland Cavalier and the Charlotte Hornets
  • The game’s crew chief has since admitted the error
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Allowing play to continue after the whistle appears to be a developing trend in the sports world. It was just a few weeks ago that we witnessed the debacle in the Bengals-Raiders game. Now the NBA has had its own strange call after the whistle in last night’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Charlotte Hornets.

With a little under 5 minutes left, the Hornets missed a 3 and in the scramble for the rebound a Cavs player ended up getting called out of bounds. Then a Hornets player grabs the ball and passes it out to Terry Rozier. Rozier took what everybody thought was a practice 3 after the whistle and then things got weird.

In spite of the play being dead, the Hornets were awarded 3 points (even though Rozier missed the 3) and got a technical free throw. It gave the Hornets life after falling behind by 10 late in the game.

After the game was over, the Crew Chief acknowledged that they got the call wrong.

Luckily, the call didn’t end up impacting the outcome of the game as Kevin Love knocked down a pair of free throws after a controversial foul call to give the Cleveland Cavaliers the 102-101 win.