During last night’s 113-112 loss, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was whistled for a shooting foul with 4.8 seconds on the clock, allowing Clippers guard Paul George to hit the game-winning free throws. During this morning’s Last Two Minute report, the NBA acknowledged the error, saying that McCollum should not have been called for a foul.
The NBA determined that Scott Foster’s foul call on CJ McCollum with under 5 seconds to play was incorrect. pic.twitter.com/xMUJrvTIvv— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) April 21, 2021
As noted by Trail Blazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl, this is Portland’s second run-in with the NBA’s L2M report this week. In Friday’s victory over the San Antonio Spurs, the Blazers benefitted from a no-call on a last-second shot attempt by Jakob Poeltl that should have led to free throws. On Tuesday night, they ended up with the short end of the stick.