On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 98-96. The victory won home court advantage back for the Clippers after losing game 1 and assured them of at least a split when they return to Los Angeles for game 5.
The Clippers entered the third quarter with an 11-point lead, but the Warriors, behind Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry staged a rally. A three-pointer by Curry cut the lead to 97-96 with 11 seconds left. After Chris Paul made just one free throw, the Warriors got the ball to Curry, who missed a step back three with Paul guarding him. There looked like there may have been contact on the play, but no foul was called.
The Warriors were not happy.
“Well, he’s supposed to be able to land and clearly, he wasn’t able too,” Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson told reporters.
“I’m not looking for an apology tomorrow.”
Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers disagreed.
“I thought it was a great play, I thought Steph just jumped up into him trying to draw the foul. I don’t think a ref is going to bail anybody out on that play,” Rivers said.
What do you think, FanSided? Should a foul have been called?