Refs admit missed foul on 76ers’ final drive in loss to Clips

Refs admit missed foul on 76ers’ final drive in loss to Clips

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Tim Bontemps, ESPNMar 28, 2024, 12:38 AM ET

PHILADELPHIA — Following the Clippers’ 108-107 win over the 76ers on Wednesday night, crew chief Kevin Scott said in a pool report that there should have been a foul called on a drive by 76ers forward Kelly Oubre Jr. on the game’s final play.

“On the last play on the floor, in real time the crew interpreted that play as the defender jumping vertically,” Scott said. “However, in postgame video review we did observe some slight drift to his left by the defender [Paul] George, and a foul should have been ruled.”

The play capped a chaotic final minute of action, one that saw multiple reviews, a wedgie that resulted in a jump ball, two costly 76ers turnovers, a pair of and-1s by Clippers star Kawhi Leonard and, ultimately, Oubre’s drive that resulted in him lying on the ground as the Clippers celebrated a needed victory in James Harden’s first game in South Philly since being traded.

Philadelphia coach Nick Nurse stormed onto the court to dispute the non-call and had to be restrained by his assistants. Oubre also jumped into the mix, pointing at each of the three …. to be continued
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