NBA rules Draymond block ‘clean' on JJJ after Jenkins questions


The NBA confirmed what many had already believed to be true. Draymond Green's game-sealing block was not a foul. 

With 12.7 seconds remaining in the Warriors' 101-98 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals at Chase Center, Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. pulled up for a potential game-tying 3-pointer that was blocked by Green, sealing Golden State's win. 

After the game, Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said he was "curious" to see how the league would end up evaluating the call. 

“I think maybe a shot that was a little rushed right there," Jenkins told reporters after the game. "I’m actually curious what [the league] will say. I think there was contact. I’m just curious what they’ll say at the end of that one. That was heavily contested, but I think there was a lot of contact. Probably a rushed shot on our part but it just didn’t go our way.”

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Well, Jenkins got his answer on Tuesday morning in the NBA's "Last Two Minute Report" from Game 4, which determined that Draymond's block on Jackson was clean. 

There was, in fact, not "a lot of contact," which puts any and all curiosity to rest. 

The rest of the two-minute report stated that the only missed calls were two traveling violations against the Grizzlies, both of which, admittedly, would rarely be called late in a high-stakes playoff game. The NBA also said that Desmond Bane's loose ball foul on Steph Curry with 25 seconds left, which some Grizzlies fans thought was a "flop," was the correct call.

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