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NBA Officiating determines late-game block/charge call in Denver was incorrect

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NBA Officiating's Last Two Minute report determines a critical block/charge call between Meyers Leonard and Kenneth Faried was incorrect.

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NBA Officiating's Last Two Minute report regarding the end of the Portland Trail Blazers' game in Denver declares a block/charge call should have gone in Portland's favor, which would have created a late-game three point play opportunity.

With 1:39 remaining in the game and the Blazers trailing 102-97, Meyers Leonard was called for a charge while shooting and attacking the basket. The foul drawn by Kenneth Faried not only prevented Portland from scoring on that possession, but also kept Leonard from a three point play opportunity after he made the shot.

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The league offered this basic explanation:

Away B-Cast replay shows that Faried (DEN) does not beat Leonard (POR) to the spot at the time of the contact.

The Blazers lost the game 108-104 in regulation.

The report also notes nine other officiating decisions, all of which were deemed correct by the league.