It turns out our eyes weren't deceiving us in most of those instances. The
The Warriors were the beneficiaries of three of those non-calls — and two of the fouls that weren't called were committed against James, the league's biggest star.
The first one came during the tipoff to start overtime, when Golden State's
Next, with the shot clock almost expired with 1:37 left in overtime, the officials messed up twice. First, James should have been called for traveling, but wasn't, after moving his pivot foot. Then, on the ensuing shot, Golden State's
The NBA agreed with the official's decision that Green's block of a James shot with 47 seconds remaining was clean but determined that Green should have been whistled for his contact with James' arm on the subsequent jump ball. Instead, James ended up catching his own tip, and the Warriors received possession and went on to take a 93-92 lead with 29 seconds remaining.
Luckily, at least from Cleveland's perspective, none of the missed calls affected the result of the game, as