NBA says officials missed late foul

NBA says officials missed late foul
November 22, 2012, 7:34 pm
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Charlotte Bobcats' Ben Gordon, left, celebrates with teammates Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, center, and Gerald Henderson, right, after their 98-97 win over the Toronto Raptors in an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


NEW YORK (AP) The NBA said Thursday that officials Ed Malloy, John Goble and Violet Palmer missed a foul by Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist against Toronto's Andrea Bargnani on a jump shot in the final seconds of the Bobcats' 98-97 victory Wednesday night.

The NBA said Bargnani should have been given two free throws and the clock stopped with approximately 2.4 seconds remaining. Replays showed Kidd-Gilchrist's right hand made contact with Bargnani's left wrist as the Toronto player shot, with the ball coming up well short.