09 October, 2018
05 May, 2019
Tough Calls
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Tough Calls - Quarter-Finals, leg 2

MIES (Switzerland) - 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: AEK v Brose Bamberg - Marginal contact

Black 12 drives to the basket and is contacted by defensive player White 6. The contact is considered as marginal and has no effect on the play, thus Black 12 exaggerates the impact of the contact. No foul should be called.

Outcome: Correct decision by referees. 


Tough Call 2: Segafredo Virtus Bologna v Nanterre 92 - IRS

On the 4th quarter, 0:49,7 on the game clock, Green 1 drives to the basket and is fouled by White 11. After the foul, the shot is blocked by White 24. Referees call the foul in the act of shooting and decide to review the play by using the Instant Replay System. After the review, referees decide that a goaltending occurred, count the basket, and award 1 additional free throw to Green 1. The Instant Replay can be used when the game clock shows 2:00 minutes or less in the fourth quarter and in each overtime, whether a goaltending or basket interference violation was called correctly, but only if the called was made on goaltending. In this situation, the goaltending call was never made and therefore the Instant Replay System could not be used to review the goal tending..

Outcome: Incorrect decision by referees.