According to the Last Two Minute Report released today via the NBA, it seems that once again, the Clippers are on the wrong end of poor officiating.
The earliest no-call was against Dion Waiters. He grabs Redick's jersey off of a screen, but no call was made. This resulted in a pretty badly missed shot in the final minute of the game.
Afterwards, the next mistake came at a much more crucial time. Yep, you guessed it, the Chris Paul steal, layup, and Westbrook falling into him. This was a complete game changing call, and once again, the refs missed it. What is even more frustrating is that the officials were right by the play when it happened; that simply can't happen.
The final missed call is one that is just so widely ignored by the NBA, that it is seemingly just part of the game. While the Thunder are passing the ball inbounds, Serge Ibaka sets a Kevin Garnett level illegal screen on Luc Mbah a Moute. Unfortunately, this is such a common play in the NBA, that it makes guarding the perimeter near impossible. Obviously it wasn't a huge miscall (as it didn't effect the actual play that much), but it's still a problem that I would like to see addressed by the NBA.
Quite frankly, I don't see any reason in the NBA Officiating Reports. They simply confirm issues with the officiating without offering any type of solution. As Justin and Lucas pointed out yesterday, randomness absolutely plays a role in the end game; this is just part of it. Unfortunately it seems to hurt us more than it helps us, but what can you really do about it?