Following the conclusion of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, one in which the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime, there was plenty of complaining about the way the game was officiated. It turns out those complaints were well-founded.
The NBA said referees Zach Zarba, Scott Foster and Tony Brothers missed calls in the final two minutes of Game 2.
“I saw it. I’m not going to talk about that, obviously,” Cavaliers head coach David Blatt told ESPN. “The NBA is doing their work and their homework, and very qualified people are in charge of handling those issues. I’m going to let them handle it.”
The NBA said the Warriors’ Andre Iguodala should have been called for grabbing LeBron James’ arm on a shot attempt with 1:37 remaining in overtime. However, they also said that James moved his pivot foot and should have been called for traveling.
There was also another missed foul against James in the overtime period.
“I know what happened throughout the course of the game, so nothing really goes through my mind [when hearing about the review],” James said. “There’s nothing they can do about it at that point. It is what it is, and you just move on from it.
“I’m happy that we was able to come through with the win. That’s the only thing that matters.”