HOUSTON (AP) — The NBA said Friday that Houston’s James Harden should have been given an offensive foul for pushing Golden State’s Andre Iguodala before his winning shot Thursday night in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series.
The Rockets trailed by a point when Harden dribbled down the court and pushed Iguodala before stepping back for the shot with 2.7 seconds left that gave Houston a 97-96 win and cut the Rockets’ series deficit to 2-1.READ MORE: Storm Fronts March Through Bay Area; Massive Tree Topples In San Francisco Neighborhood
The finding was announced in the NBA’s report on the final two minutes.READ MORE: Fremont Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Outside Nightclub; Second Suspect Still Wanted
The report also found four other incorrect calls in the last two minutes, including the failure to call a foul on Golden State’s Draymond Green when he threw Michael Beasley to the ground as Houston was inbounding the ball with a second remaining.
The league office issued Green a flagrant foul 1 for the play.MORE NEWS: Outrage Grows Over Racist Comments Targeting KPIX 5 Reporter Betty Yu
Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Sunday in Houston.