PHILADELPHIA -- According to the NBA's last two-minute report following the Wizards' 99-94 victory vs. the Sixers, Marcin Gortat got away with five fouls in the fourth quarter which would've disqualified him.
In games that are within five points or less, and all five minutes of each needed overtime if necessary, the league reveals is findings with game officials. The crew of Tony Brothers, Curtis Blair and Gary Zielinski had a rough time Thursday.
There seems to be two extremes such as this one, when officials are less likely to call minor infractions and prefer to allow the players to decide the outcome, or the Wizards' loss to the Indiana Pacers on March 5 when Paul George was sent to the foul line because of what seemed to be minor contact for the winning free throws. There's also what happened in regulation in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers when the league determined they should've been called for a five-second violation on an inbound and were instead allowed to tie the score with the Wizards, who'd later lose that one.
Gortat only was credited with two fouls in Philadelphia.
- At 1:44, Marcin Gortat wasn't called for a moving screen on Isaiah Cannan. Missed call that should've been a foul on Gortat. An incorrect no-call.
- At 1:24, Gortat is battling for rebounding position with Nerlens Noel and initiates the contact and restricts his ability to get the ball. Noel is called, however, for the foul which is determined to be wrong. It should've been Gortat. An incorrect call.
- At 1:04: Marcus Thornton gets away with hooking Hollis Thompson to make his move. He missed the shot. Still an incorrect no-call.
- At 47.3, Gortat extended his arm into Noel, shoving him into Thornton who was being screened. The Sixers still made the bucket on the switch as Thompson drained the fading jump shot over Gortat's contest. An incorrect no-call.
- At 36.8, Gortat sets another moving screen on Canaan. John Wall missed the jumper anyway. An incorrect no-call.
- At 22 seconds, Garrett Temple grabbed a rebound off missed foul shots from Jerami Grant and had his rhythm, speed, balance interrupted on contact by Noel as he pushed the ball up the court. A foul was eventually called and Thornton went to the foul line instead. An incorrect no-call.
- At 10.3 seconds, Gortat made a blatant grab of Noel, who was prevented from setting a screen to free Canaan on the inbound with the Sixers trailing 95-92. Canaan still was able to get the ball and attempt the three to tie the score but Otto Porter was able to recover because he wasn't fully screened. An incorrect no-call.