Sport A referee's terrible call spoiled a wild Division III buzzer-beater
DeRozan scores 30, Walker tossed, Spurs beat Celtics 129-114
BOSTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points to lead San Antonio to a 129-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, when the Spurs scored 22 of the game's first 25 points and held on through a slightly more competitive — and controversial — second half. Kemba Walker returned after missing three games with the flu and was ejected with back-to-back technical fouls when he argued a non-call in the third quarter. A full bottle or cup was thrown from the stands, landing in front of the San Antonio bench; no one was hit. The game was delayed briefly while the court was cleaned up and the public address announcer asked the fans not to do that.
Division III school St. Olaf and Augsburg played a thriller on Wednesday night in Northfield, Minnesota, but a referee’s bad call changed the outcome of the game and nullified an amazing tip-in game-winner.
Trailing by a point with just two-tenths of a second on the game clock, St. Olaf had only one chance to win the game – by tipping in an inbounds pass from the baseline. Troy Diggins Jr. elevated and tapped the ball in as quickly as he could, and it appeared that St. Olaf had just pulled off a miraculous finish – until the referee stationed by the St. Olaf bench ran in to wave off the bucket.
Man charged after can thrown onto court during Celtics game
BOSTON (AP) A man was arrested and escorted out of the arena after throwing a can of hard seltzer onto the court near the San Antonio Spurs bench during Wednesday night's game with the Boston Celtics, Boston police said Thursday. Justin Arnold, 22, of Everett, was charged with disturbing a public assembly. Arnold appeared to be intoxicated, police said in a statement.He was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Thursday but was held briefly because of an alleged probation violation in an unrelated assault case.— St. Olaf Athletics (@OleAthletics)
Art. 19. In any period, when the game clock displays 10ths of seconds and play is to be resumed by a throw-in or a free throw when 3/10ths (.3) of a second or less remains on the game clock, a player may not gain control of the ball and attempt a try for a field goal. Such player can only score a field goal by means of a tap of a pass or of a missed free throw.
Diggins Jr. clearly released the ball before the clock expired, and the ball was in midair when the lights on the scoreboard illuminated to signal the end of the game.
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Per the rules, the official can override the evidence provided by the buzzer and lights if there is “doubt” that the field goal is good.
“Art. 3. The officials shall make the final decision when there is doubt as to whether a score was made within the shot-clock period or whether a try for goal contacted the ring or flange.”
Unfortunately for St. Olaf players and fans, this blown call cost them a remarkable victory.
Baldwin drills step-back buzzer-beater to lead No. 19 Butler past No. 10 Villanova .
Thanks to a clutch shot at the buzzer, No. 19 Butler secured a huge conference win against No. 10 Villanova on Wednesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. After bouncing back and forth the entire night, Villanova’s Saddiq Bey drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game up with just 30 seconds left. So with one chance left, Kamar Baldwin started dribbling out the clock for one last shot. Then, as time expired, Baldwin faked a drive and perfectly executed a step-back to drill the 3-pointer from the wing, giving the Bulldogs the 79-76 win.BALDWIN CALLED GAME ????@ButlerMBB with the HUGE win over No. 10 Villanova pic.twitter.
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