NBA apologizes to Wolves for no foul call on Rubio's last-second shot

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 29, 2013 - 6:32 AM

Rubio should have been rewarded three free throws at the end of Wednesday's game, the NBA said. If he had made all three, the game would have gone to overtime.

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manoliveMar. 28, 13 8:52 PM

The ref was either crooked or incompetant. He stole the game from from the hearts of 18,000 + die hard fans. He should be investigated. If there is a silver lining, at least we still have our ping pong ball position. But man, if we can just about beat a team of all stars, we are getting close. If Love and Bud and Ricky and Pek and AK had been healthy from day one, this team is a lock for the playoffs. What could have been....sigh.

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dp1960Mar. 29, 13 6:12 AM

NBA is rigged. Always has been since David Stern took over. Haven't watched a game in years and after reading this doesn't sound like I will for many to come.

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oxboardMar. 29, 13 7:24 AM

Well so what, the refs missed one, get over it.....all the NBA players whine almost every time the take a shot, most of them come away with their arms apart staring at the refs, Heck Love whined so much that sometimes he wouldn't show up on defense, they all do it, refs must get sick of it. Even the guy who does the fouling wanders over the refs and complains. Its become part of the game.

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Jakein08Mar. 29, 13 8:05 AM

There are 2 sets of rules in the NBA, one for the superstars and one for everyone else. Earlier in the second half Kobe got called for an obvious travel. He whined extensively for the next 5 minutes and nothing was called. Berrea than gets fouled on a layup, says "I got hacked" as he is running back to play defense, and immediately gets a technical called on him. This poor officiating makes it hard to be an NBA fan (although I do enjoy watching the Wolves)

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jaytee1Mar. 29, 13 9:55 AM

NBA = professional wrestling without the sequined costumes.

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packerpumperMar. 29, 13 5:10 PM

I agree that the NBA officiating is horrid to say it nice ... the star treatment is one thing and we know there is always preferrable treatment here, but the referee's tolerance to these same star players continuously complaining on top of that is inexcusable.

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