NBA: Wizards got away with offensive foul before late basket in win over Warriors


The Warriors’ biggest loss Tuesday was Kevin Durant to a knee injury.

But Golden State also lost to the Wizards, 112-108.

Perhaps that lesser defeat wouldn’t have occurred with correct officiating down the stretch.

Washington center Marcin Gortat got away with offensively fouling Stephen Curry with 1:54 left, according to the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report:

Gortat (WAS) clamps the arm of Curry (GSW) while setting the screen.

A correct call would’ve ended the Wizards possession with a turnover.

Instead, Bradley Beal came around the pick and scored.

We’ll never know how the rest of the game would have played out with a correct call, but Washington led by just two once the Warriors began intentionally fouling. The Wizards added a couple free throws for a four-point win and a bigger cushion over the Raptors for third place in the Eastern Conference.