As the Trail Blazers and Jazz engaged in a tightly contested overtime period, Jusuf Nurkic became a casualty. Thabo Sefolosha, trying to fight over a Nurkic screen, got caught up with the center and raised his leg into Nurkic’s groin, downing the big man:
Ouch— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) November 2, 2017
Nurkic gets hit with a knee below the belt pic.twitter.com/kop1ozr32b
A flagrant could have been called for the play — Sefolosha possibly appears to raise his leg unnaturally as he collides with Nurkic. But, instead, the officials assessed a personal foul and a technical foul to Sefolosha.
Damian Lillard hit the technical free throw to cut the Utah lead to four, 103-99, but the Blazers ultimately lost, 112-103.
Do you think Sefolosha should received a flagrant foul for the low blow? Would two free throws and the ball have changed the outcome of the game? Let us know in the comments.