"Just prior to the ball going out of bounds, Paul was fouled by Green and Paul should have been granted two free throws," the NBA statement said. "Contact preceding out of bounds calls is not a reviewable matter."
For the Clippers, it was too little, too late to hear that the league office was being transparent about its officials missing a call during Los Angeles' 109-105 loss to Golden State.
"We still had opportunities to win," Paul responded about the league's admission. "When the ball went out of bounds, I knew it was off me. It felt like it was a foul, though."
The Clippers trailed the Warriors 107-105 when Paul was double-teamed by
Paul lost the ball out of bounds with 18.9-seconds left, turning the ball over to the Warriors and the Clippers still down by two points.
The officials looked at the replay monitor to make sure the ball went off Paul, awarding the ball to the Warriors.
“It doesn’t change it. It doesn’t make me feel any better,” Clippers Coach
Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Monday night at Staples Center.