After Toronto’s 98-97 loss to Charlotte Wednesday, the NBA issued a statement that officials Ed Malloy, John Goble and Violet Palmer missed a foul by Bobcats’ forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Raptors’ center Andrea Bargnani with 2.4 seconds left. With the loss, the Raptors fell to 3-9 and are three games back of the Boston Celtics for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
What should the NBA do now? Should they allow the Raptors and Bobcats to replay the final 2.4 seconds with Bargnani given two free throws?
They have replayed a basketball game before. In fact four times, with the last coming in 2007 when Miami Heat all-star Shaquille O’Neal was mistakenly fouled out of a game against the Atlanta Hawks. The final 51.9 seconds was replayed three months later.