Chet Holmgren

NBA reveals refs missed critical OKC 5-second violation vs. Warriors

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The Warriors' turnover fest Friday resulted in a disappointing overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it appears the extra period wasn't warranted.

The Warriors led by three points with 8.4 seconds remaining in regulation when Thunder guard Jalen Williams inbounded the ball with a high overhead lob to 7-foot-1 Chet Holmgren. But, as shown in the NBA's Last Two Minute Report and in a video highlighted by Bballbreakdown on X, Williams should have been whistled for a five-second violation, which would have meant a Thunder turnover and Warriors possession.

Instead, no call was made -- strangely, the NBA Last Two Minute Report denoted it as a correct non-call -- and Holmgren pulled up from well beyond the arc as Draymond Green fouled him. Holmgren knocked down all three of his free-throw attempts to tie the score and force OT, during which the Thunder pulled ahead to win 138-136. 

While the Warriors' carelessness with the ball -- they had a season-high 29 turnovers -- was the key factor to their loss, it's clear a missed call by the refs played a part in it, too.

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