NBA: Nets got away with key foul late in double-overtime win over Clippers

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Doc Rivers went nuts about the refereeing during the Clippers’ 127-122 double-overtime loss to the Nets on Tuesday, getting ejected.

If he stuck around a little longer, he could’ve seen the crucial missed call the NBA later admitted was incorrect.

The Last Two Minute Report contains two missed calls.

The first, an uncalled travel on J.J. Redick in the first overtime, was inconsequential. The Clippers turned the ball over on that possession anyway.

The second helped Brooklyn clinch the win.

With the Clippers down two and 37 seconds remaining in the second overtime, Chris Paul missed a jumper. Sean Kilpatrick grabbed the defensive rebound and converted a three-point play on the other end to ice the game.

But Kilpatrick secured the defensive rebound with help from Isaiah Whitehead, who got away with a loose-ball fouling DeAndre Jordan:

Whitehead (BKN) clamps the arm of Jordan (LAC) and affects his ability to retrieve the rebound.

The Nets weren’t in the penalty, so Jordan wouldn’t have gotten free throws. But the Clippers would’ve gotten the ball back with another chance to tie or take the lead.

Instead, this missed call robbed them of that opportunity.

Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.