18/12/2017
Tough Calls

Tough Calls - Week 8

6 Jan Span (SLO)
6 Jan Span (SLO) - Petrol Olimpija v Rosa Radom, 2018 Basketball Champions League, Ljubljana - Hala Tivoli(SLO), Regular Season, 5 December 2017


Each week, experts are analysing the games. In order to improve the understanding of referees' decisions and to increase the transparency towards our fans, we publish some of those "tough calls", together with an explanation. 

Please find below last week's "tough calls":

Tough Call 1: PAOK vs MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg - Bump/Flop

Blue 23 sets up a screen -outside the field of vision- on White 11 during the transition. If the screen is set outside the field of vision of a stationary opponent, the screener must allow the opponent to take one normal step towards the screen without making contact. This is not the case by Blue 23. He is moving to his left causing an illegal screen and an offensive foul should have been called.
Outcome: Incorrect decision of the referees



Tough Call 2: Oostende vs Telekom Baskets Bonn - Post-play

Red 6 drives to the basket and Yellow 24 tries to stop him. During the act of shooting, Yellow 24 clearly leans towards Red 6 and is not staying inside his cylinder, causing an illegal contact. A defensive foul should be called, the basket validated and one free throw awarded
Outcome: Correct decision of the referees



Tough Call 3: UNET Holon vs UCAM Murcia - Foul/IRS/Bonus

In the rebound situation, the offensive player Red 24 pushes Yellow 10, creating an illegal contact. Because Red team has already 4 team fouls during that period, two free throws should be awarded to Yellow 10. Referees can use Instant Replay System to define the correct free throw shooter, in this case Yellow 10.
Outcome: Correct decision of the referees



Tough Call 4: Elan Chalon vs Neptunas Klaipeda - Traveling

White 30 starts dribbling while his pivot foot is the left foot. The ball is not released before White 30 lifts his pivot foot from the floor. This is a very close call, but still a violation.
Outcome: Correct decision of the referees



Tough Call 5: PAOK vs MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg - Bump/Flop

Blue 23 sets up a screen on White 55 who is defending Blue 0 in the transition. Blue 23 was stationary when setting up the screen, but in the end of the action, he moves his left shoulder forward causing an illegal screen and an offensive foul should be called.
Outcome: Correct decision of the referees