Nuggets file protest over last-second loss in Memphis

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DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have filed a protest with the NBA over a call in the final second of a 108-107 loss in Memphis on Tuesday.

The ball appeared to go off a Grizzlies player with 0.7 seconds remaining, but the ruling on the floor and video review awarded possession to Memphis. Marc Gasol hit the game-winning shot on a tip-in.

In a release Thursday night, the Nuggets said the NBA released its final two-minute officiating report and acknowledged an incorrect possession call. Nuggets coach Michael Malone says the best-case scenario would be to “replay the last seven-tenths.”

The odds of that, though, are “slim and none,” Malone said.

But it’s not without precedent. Atlanta and Miami replayed the final 51.9 seconds of its disputed game during the 2007-08 season.