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SportsReferees miss Kawhi Leonard travel on Fred VanVleet dagger

07:36  06 june  2019
07:36  06 june  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Raptors coach Nick Nurse expects a better game from Kawhi Leonard on Sunday

Raptors coach Nick Nurse expects a better game from Kawhi Leonard on Sunday TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State in Game 1 despite an off night for superstar Kawhi Leonard. The Warriors threw the kitchen sink of defence at Leonard, who shot just 5-for-14 for 23 points in the Raptors' 118-109 victory. Raptors coach Nick Nurse expects a different game from his star in Game 2 on Sunday. "I'm expecting him to play a lot better tomorrow," Nurse said. Leonard, who missed all but nine games last season with San Antonio because of a quadriceps injury, appeared to be limping at times during Game 1.

The referees missed a Kawhi Leonard travel prior to the Fred VanVleet dagger in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The referees utilized a “let em play” attitude when it came to travels during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. Fred VanVleet nailed a 3-pointer to put his Toronto Raptors up

Kawhi Leonard . One of the NBA’s recent feel-good stories was restricted free agent Fred VanVleet re-signing with the Toronto Raptors on a two-year deal worth million. The referees utilized a “let em play” attitude when it came to travels during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.

Referees miss Kawhi Leonard travel on Fred VanVleet dagger 2019 NBA Finals - Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors

The referees utilized a “let em play” attitude when it came to travels during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.

Fred VanVleet nailed a 3-pointer to put his Toronto Raptors up 118-105 on the Golden State Warriors with under two minutes left, essentially serving as a dagger. Right before he got the pass, Kawhi Leonard appeared to have landed after jumping with the ball and should have been called for a travel.

ABC’s announcers thought there was a missed call.

That seemed to be the theme of the evening. The refs also missed what looked like a travel by Steph Curry on the preceding play:

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Fred VanVleet nailed a 3-pointer to put his Toronto Raptors up 118-105 on the Golden State Warriors with under two minutes left, essentially serving as a dagger . Right before he got the pass, Kawhi Leonard appeared to have landed after jumping with the ball and should have been called for a travel .

Fred VanVleet nailed a 3-pointer to put his Toronto Raptors up 118-105 on the Golden State Warriors with under two minutes left, essentially serving as a dagger . Right before he got the pass, Kawhi Leonard appeared to have landed after jumping with the ball and should have been called for a travel .

On top of that, the officials missed a blatant carry by Steph Curry in the first quarter. Calls were missed all over.

Toronto won the game 123-109 to take a 2-1 series lead.

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