NBA: Grizzlies incorrectly robbed of final regulation possession in OT loss to Celtics

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Al Horford missed a potential game-winner buzzer beater against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

No harm for Boston. The Celtics still won in overtime.

But there was wrongdoing on that final possession with the game tied – which should have Memphis aggrieved.

Boston forward Kelly Olynyk got away with an inbound violation on his pass to Horford, according to the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report:

Olynyk (BOS) takes multiple steps and leaves the designated throw-in spot prior to inbounding the ball.

A correct call would’ve turned the ball over to the Grizzlies with 0.9 seconds left.

Would they have scored? Probably not. It’s difficult to score against a set defense with so little time left. But Memphis deserved a chance to try – a lost opportunity that would’ve been especially crucial given the overtime result.