How did Detroit make that crucial defensive stand?
With a little help from the officials.
Morris (DET) grabs DeRozan’s (TOR) jersey and makes contact to the body that affects his jump shot attempt.
A correct call would’ve given DeRozan — who’s shooting 85% from the line this season and 83% for his career — two free throws with a chance to tie or take the lead.
Instead, time ran out on Toronto (which displayed shockingly little effort to crash the offensive glass after DeRozan’s miss), and Kyle Lowry — feeling the loss — expressed grave concern about the team’s direction.