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Tough Calls - Week 2


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. This week, the emphasis will be on Unsportsmanlike Fouls.

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

Tough Call 1: Defensive Foul

On a long pass to player Green 7, defender White 5 gets into the path of his opponent, who doesn't control the ball, without respecting the elements of time and distance. Moreover, the defender creates a contact with the lateral part of his body. This is a blocking foul by White 5. Outcome: correct decision by the referees.



Tough Call 2: Unsportsmanlike Foul criteria

Yellow 12 creates continuous contact from behind on Red 3 while he drives in transition from the back to the front court. This unnecessary contact is no legitimate attempt to directly play the ball within the spirit and intent of the rules, in order to stop the progress of the offensive team in transition (art.37.1.1).
An unsportsmanlike foul is called. Outcome: correct decision by the referees.



Tough Call 3: Unsportsmanlike Foul - Act of Shooting

Black 1 drives to the basket and while he is in the air for a lay-up, defender White 55 creates a contact with his right knee from behind. This is a hard contact caused by a player in an effort to play the ball. An unsportsmanlike foul is called. Outcome: correct decision by the referees.

 

Tough Call 4: Unsportsmanlike Foul criteria

After a steal by the player Blue 9, the defender White 22 creates slight contact against Blue 9, with no legitimate attempt to directly play the ball. Even if there is obvious over-reaction by Blue 9, this is an unsportsmanlike foul. Outcome: correct decision by the referees.
Blue 9 should have been unof