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NBA: Pistons got away with key shooting foul in win over Trail Blazers

The Pistons’ double-overtime win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday produced some fun moments in the second overtime – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hitting the game-winning 3-pointer and Detroit’s bench showing Boban Marjanovic how to form a f—ing wall.

But with correct officiating down the stretch, perhaps the game would’ve ended in the first overtime – with a Portland victory.

Tobias Harris should’ve been called for a shooting foul on Mason Plumlee with 1:19 left in the first overtime, according to the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report:

Harris (DET) makes contact with Plumlee’s (POR) arm that affects his driving shot attempt.

Instead of Plumlee – who’s shooting 53% from the line this season and 57% for his career – getting two free throws, Reggie Jackson pushed the ball the other way. With Plumlee down on the court after contact, Jackson had a clearer path into the paint and got a layup.

That’s a big swing in a period that ended tied.

Plumlee got away with a non-shooting foul in the second overtime on contact that forced a Detroit backcourt violation and turnover. But, again, if the game were officiated correctly in crunch time, there might have never been a second overtime.