Coincidentally, the other game in question was Dec. 31 when the Mavericks were again the beneficiary of a missed foul call in a victory over the
On Saturday in Dallas, the Mavericks held on for a 110-107 victory after Pelicans guard
League officials said a video review showed Ellis fouled Rivers and three free throws should have been issued, giving New Orleans a chance to tie the score and send the game into overtime.
Rod Thorn, NBA president of basketball operations, issued the following statement:
"After reviewing postgame video, we have determined a foul should have been called on Dallas' Monta Ellis for illegal contact on the arms of New Orleans' Austin Rivers while Rivers was attempting a three-point field goal. Rivers should have been awarded three free throws with 0.6 left on the clock."
In the Mavericks-Timberwolves game, the NBA said officials missed a foul on Dallas forward