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NBA Rules “Incidental” Contact on Kevin Durant in L2M Report

The NBA ruled in its two-minute report of last night’s Suns vs. Spurs game that the end-of-game contact on Kevin Durant was “incidental” a correct no-call was made.

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Below is the play in question. Many have claimed that Durant was swiped across the face by Spurs’ Tre Jones before the steal occurred. The Suns lost 115-114 as the ensuing basket after the steal gave the Spurs their first lead of the game with under two seconds to go.

Suns coach Frank Vogel said postgame Durant was fouled, and the refs did not call it. Durant said he needed to hold onto the ball in that situation.

Below is the last minute of the two-minute report, as the NBA ruled every call and non-call made by the officials correct. “CNC” means correct non-call and “CC” stands for correct call.

“Jones (SAS) jumps as Durant (PHX) turns and steps, resulting in incidental body contact,” the report says about Tre Jones. “Jones then reaches for the ball when Durant brings it above his head, resulting in marginal contact, and Johnson (SAS) cleanly strips the ball.”

“Johnson (SAS) steals the ball away from Durant (PHX) and any contact that occurs is incidental,” the report says about the steal that followed.

The Suns will have a chance to get their revenge on the Spurs tomorrow night, as the teams will square off once again at Footprint Center.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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