NBA: Hawks forced crucial turnover in win over Trail Blazers by getting away with foul


Paul Millsap got the Hawks into overtime with a buzzer-beating basket.

Trying to produce his own heroics with the Trail Blazers down one in the final seconds of the extra period, Damian Lillard coughed up the ball.

But an incorrectly uncalled foul immediately preceded that huge turnover, according to the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report.

Dennis Schroder should’ve been whistled for disrupting Lillard’s speed/quickness/balance/rhythm with 9.6 seconds left, per the league:

Schroder (ATL) makes leg to leg contact with Lillard (POR) that affects his SQBR.

A correct call would’ve put Atlanta in the penalty and given Lillard — who’s making 90% of his free throws this season and 88% for his career — two attempts from the line.

Instead, Portland had to begin intentionally fouling, and the Hawks pulled away for a 109-104 win.