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NBA says Marcus Morris travelled before game-winning three

Alex Reimer
March 21, 2018 - 5:46 pm

The Celtics’ 100-99 win over the Thunder was one of the most exciting victories of the season. Too bad the NBA says it shouldn’t have counted.

The league’s last two-minute report from Tuesday says Marcus Morris should have been called for a five-second violation before the final inbounds pass. On top of that, the officiating report says Morris traveled before hitting the game-winning three. 

The alleged travel is tough to pick out on replay. Morris dribbles before legally taking one step to his right. It does not look like there were any additional moves. There are far more egregious examples of travelling that don’t get called on seemingly a nightly basis. 

Also, none of this would be relevant if Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook hit their free throws.