The Lakers (16-44) lost a close battle in Miami to the Heat (27-33), falling, 100-94, on Wednesday night.
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"Contact by Hill (LAL) with Whiteside (MIA) is part of his effort to reach for the loose ball," reads the officiating report, a new effort by the NBA to increase transparency.
Reports on every call (and non-call) over the final two minutes of close games will be available the following day, provided the score is within five points at the two-minute mark of regulation.
Whether or not the Hill foul would have impacted the final outcome is impossible to say. Whiteside had cleanly procured the rebound, followed by a pass to Luol Deng as the whistle blew.
The officials made four correct calls over the final two minutes, a pair on each team -- along with one correct non-call per squad.