BOSTON – Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo was not happy with some of the calls made in Boston’s 113-107 Game 1 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
After the NBA released its two-minute report on the game, the Greek Freak may have had a point.
In the fourth quarter with 1:33 to play, an offensive foul drawn by Boston’s Marcus Morris against Antetokounmpo was later determined to be an “incorrect call,” according to the report which indicated that Morris didn’t establish himself in “legal guarding position at the time of contact.”
With 1:22 to play in the fourth, Antetokounmpo took more than 10 seconds to shoot his free throws, a violation that was not called and therefore determined to be an “incorrect non-call.” It was also determined that he took too long when he shot free throws with 53.6 and 14.8 seconds, respectively, to play in overtime.
And with 15.8 seconds to play in the overtime period, Al Horford made contact with Antetokounmpo’s arm which affected his SQBR (Speed, Quickness, Balance, Rhythm) but no call was made. That, according to the two-minute report, was later ruled an “incorrect non-call.”
With only 13.0 seconds to play in overtime, Antetokounmpo was whistled for his sixth personal foul while trying to get a rebound from Boston’s Terry Rozier. The two-minute report indicates that Antetokounmpo made “marginal contact” with Rozier before getting his hands on the ball. That was ruled an “incorrect call,” with the right call, according to the two-minute report should have been a jump ball between Rozier and Antetokounmpo.
There wouldn’t have been a sixth foul to call if an earlier offensive foul against Antetokounmpo that was later ruled an “incorrect call,” had not been made.