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L2M report says Crabbe and Dinwiddie were fouled, but calls were missed

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This is what Spencer Dinwiddie was talking about.

The NBA’s Last Two Minute officiating report on the Nets-Raptors game suggests that Allen Crabbe was fouled on his shot that tied the game and should have gone to the line for and-1 and Dinwiddie was fouled on his dunk attempt in overtime. Neither was called.

As Michael Grady of YES tweeted so succinctly...

In other words, sports fans, 1) the Nets could have won the game twice, at the end of regulation and in overtime if the calls had been made correctly and the Nets had made their free throws; and 2) Dinwiddie appears to be right when he says that the Nets aren’t getting the calls they deserve.

Specifically on the Crabbe basket with 9.3 left in regulation, the report states...

“VanVleet (TOR) makes contact to Crabbe’s (BKN) body that affects his drive to the basket and shot attempt.”

And the Dinwiddie dunk attempt with 1:17 left in OT...

“Ibaka (TOR) makes contact to Dinwiddie’s (BKN) wrist at the rim that affects his dunk attempt.”

Unlike the L2M report on the Celtics game, which ruled the refs non-calls were correct, this is likely to add to the debate on whether the Brooklyn Nets are the Rodney Dangerfield of the NBA.

Not all the Nets believe the Nets are being treated unfairly.

“You can’t look for the call in this league,” DeMarre Carroll said Tuesday, sitting out a sprained knee on Tuesday afternoon. “Refs, they’re going to see calls, they’re going to miss calls. But at the end of the day, you’re just screaming at a ref, and you’re hollering at him the whole game; they’re going to miss calls. They don’t worry about screaming at you or hollering at you, so I feel like we’ve got to really focus on the game.

“We can’t focus on the ref. When we stop focusing on the ref, maybe we’ll get our calls. Let them do their jobs instead of jumping on them the whole time. It’ll really help us out in the long run. Let’s try an opposite effect and see if it works.”