NBA 2-Minute Report: Foul calls correct in C's-Rockets


Despite James Harden’s protestations, every foul call in the final two minutes of the Celtics’ comeback victory over the Rockets on Thursday night was correct, according to the NBA’s official “Last Two Minute Report.” See tweet below from @DefPenHoops’ Rob Lopez that includes the reports.

Harden was whistled for two offensive fouls while being guarded by Marcus Smart in the final seconds that helped propel the C’s to a 99-98 victory in which Boston overcame a 26-point halftime deficit.

While the foul calls on Harden were correct, Marcus Smart and Al Horford reportedly should have been called with travels that would have negated the Celtics' final two buckets.

There were only two officials working the game, rather than the normal three. Referee Mark Lindsay was forced out with a back injury sustained in pregame warm-ups. Tony Brothers, who made the calls against Harden, and Gediminas Petraitis were left as the game officials.

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