The Phoenix Suns dropped their first ever in-season tournament game to the Los Angeles Lakers in 122-119 fashion earlier this week.
For the second time this season, the Suns blew a double-digit lead in the second half against LeBron James and friends.
Now dropping to 4-5 on the season, the NBA’s recent last two minute report says a key play in the game shouldn’t have happened.
With under two minutes left and the Lakers up 115-113, the Lakers managed to grab more than one offensive rebound before Cam Reddish hit a corner three to extend LA’s lead.
Upon review, the NBA says Lakers big man Anthony Davis should have been called for a three second violation, which would have nullified the basket and given the Suns back possession.
Out of the near 30 calls reviewed by the league in the final two minutes, that was the sole incorrect decision after review.
Davis (LAL) is in the lane for longer than three seconds,” read the report.
The Suns weren’t looking to make excuses for the loss following the game.
“It was tough; we weren’t aggressive enough. I think we were very lackadaisical, very like, on our heels,” said Bradley Beal. “They came out and pressed us and came out and were aggressive, that was pretty much the gist of it. They came out and hit first and we didn’t respond till later.”