The NBA released its last two-minute report Saturday, a standard practice in games that are within five points or less at the end. The Boston Celtics should've had a field goal disallowed and a technical foul for another violation -- both against Al Horford -- while the Wizards were able to gain a valuable second off the clock with the lead.
The Wizards drew even with the Celtics to force Monday's Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals John Wall hit the decisive three-pointer with 3.9 seconds left
When Avery Bradley came off a curl on an inbound play to get the ball, the league determined that Bradley Beal was screened illegally by Horford as he reached out with his arm to prevent a clean recovery to the shooter. The jumper put Boston ahead 89-87 with 41.2 seconds left.
Then with 33 seconds left, Horford was illegally in the paint not guarding anyone which should've been a violation and resulted in a technical foul free throw for the Wizards. Beal was able to drive on Kelly Olynyk, however, to make a bank shot to tie the score at 89.
The last play called into question in the final two minutes was the inbound play, with the Celtics trailing 92-91 after Wall's go-ahead shot. Kelly Oubre fouled Olynyk on a switch and the ball was being fed into the post. The whistle blew at 2.7 seconds on the game clock but it didn't stop until 1.7 seconds.
Isaiah Thomas was forced to basically catch and shoot at the buzzer on the next inbounds play -- Washington had a foul to give so Oubre's foul didn't result in free throws -- rather than try to create a better look with the dribble.
The league determined that "the clock should have been stopped earlier automatically on the whistle or by the neutral clock operator. Instant replay is not permitted in this situation."
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