Late in OT, Warriors forward Kevin Durant "saved" a loose ball going out of bounds which eventually led to a Stephen Curry mid-range jumper to give Golden State a 134-132 lead with just 22 ticks left in the extra frame.
ICYMI: The refs missed Kevin Durant stepping out of bounds, which helped give the Warriors a lead with 30 seconds left in OT last night pic.twitter.com/7Kpu8AjHmV— ESPN (@espn) January 4, 2019
But the points should not have counted, because Durant was clearly out of bounds, something the two-time Finals MVP even admitted to in his postgame media session.
Kevin Durant knew he was way out of bounds on that late save, wasn’t surprised the call was missed: “The refs were missing a lot tonight.” pic.twitter.com/Ey0uJ7d42O— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 4, 2019
Social media obviously took notice of the laughably bad call, prompting a few Rockets to join in.
Houston point guard Chris Paul, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, tweeted about the "#BirdBoxChallenge."
For those out there who haven't seen the countlessly-memed Bird Box, it is a horror movie starring Sandra Bullock, based around people not being able to see.
It will be interesting to see how the NBA plans to come down on Paul and Morey, since the league does not take criticism of its officials lightly; Toronto Raptors