NBA Finals 2019: Raptors' Marc Gasol should have been awarded two free throws late in Game 5 against Warriors, says league

The NBA says Toronto's Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds left of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

The Associated Press June 12, 2019 12:00:19 IST
NBA Finals 2019: Raptors' Marc Gasol should have been awarded two free throws late in Game 5 against Warriors, says league
  • The NBA says Toronto's Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds left of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

  • Gasol was fouled by the Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins on a drive, the NBA said in its Last Two Minute Report.

  • The NBA said Cousins moved into Gasol, 'initiating contact that affects his driving shot attempt.'

Oakland: The NBA says Toronto's Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds left of Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, a game that the Raptors lost to Golden State by one point.

NBA Finals 2019 Raptors Marc Gasol should have been awarded two free throws late in Game 5 against Warriors says league

Raptors' Marc Gasol (C) was fouled by the Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins (R) late in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Gregory Shamus/AP

Gasol was fouled by the Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins on a drive, the NBA said in its Last Two Minute Report that was issued on Tuesday. Gasol missed the shot and tumbled to the floor, but no foul was called.

Golden State led 106-103 at the time. The Warriors wound up prevailing 106-105, staving off elimination and sending the series back to Oracle Arena for Game 6 on Thursday night.

The NBA said Cousins moved into Gasol, "initiating contact that affects his driving shot attempt."

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