The Associated Press reports 0.9 seconds of a game between the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Texas Legends will be replayed after the Mad Ants were “incorrectly” issued a technical foul after calling a timeout they didn’t have. The NBA D-League has determined the Mad Cats believed they had a timeout remaining due to “an official scoring error.” The foul call proved to be the deciding factor when Chris Douglas-Roberts of the Texas Legends made the technical free throw, breaking the 99-99 tie.
The AP report says this is the second time the D-League has granted a protest in thirteen years. It is good to know the D-League is upholding the integrity of the game because human error forced the Mad Cats to commit a rules infraction. One may think the ruling was unnecessary, but the league must follow its own rules, and made the right call.
Most likely, the replay will go into overtime. Hopefully, the replay will take place when the two teams meet again so the fans will be able to watch some free basketball.
What do you think of the ruling by the D-League?