Updated 03:20 PM EDT, Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Refs Miss Four Calls in OT of Game 2 Finals, The NBA Confirms

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During the overtime win for the NBA Finals Game 2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors, the NBA admitted that their referees missed four calls during the said overtime.

ESPN said that the NBA revealed that referees Zach Zarba, Scott Foster and Tony Brothers "missed some calls during the last two minutes" of the Cavs win versus the Warriors.

"I saw it. I'm not going to talk about that, obviously. The NBA is doing their work and their homework, and very qualified people are in charge of handling those issues. I'm going to let them handle it," said Cavaliers coach David Blatt, accoding to ESPN.

The same report detailed that Warriors' Andre Iguodala wasn't called for making contact with LeBron James' arm when he was trying to make a shot.

However, the league admitted that James moved his foot before the shot attempt and should have been called for traveling prior to the contact.

There was another missed call, according to ESPN, and it happened with 45 seconds remaining in the game.

The NBA said Warriors' Draymond Green should have been called for grabbing James' shoulder and hindering the latter's jumping ability during the jump ball situation.

"I know what happened throughout the course of the game, so nothing really goes through my mind [when hearing about the review]. There's nothing they can do about it at that point. It is what it is, and you just move on from it. I'm happy that we was able to come through with the win. That's the only thing that matters," James said.

According to Yahoo Sports, those were "some pretty bad non-calls" which hurt fans watching the games, especially those rooting for the Cavs.

But this seemed to have evolved as a non-issue after the Cavs again proved to the Warriors during Game 3 that they are bent on getting the championship trophy.

James and his team earned a 91-96 victory on Tuesday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

USA Today said James finished the game with 40 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists; his team is leading the Finals series 2-1.

During the third quarter, the Cavs were able to push their lead with a 12-0 run with Warriors star and MVP Stephen Curry missing a wide open shot.

Curry was able to successfully make 17 big shots during the fourth quarter, but Sports Illustrated said he still came up short by letting the Cavs take the advantage on this series.

Game 4 is set to happen on Thursday, with both teams expected to bring the same kind of offense-defense strategy to the court.

Fans are looking forward to find out whether the Cavs can maintain their winning streak or the Warriors bring in some sense of hope into the games.

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