It is not often you see a game decided by an overturned foul call; however, considering the wildness that Sunday night’s matchup between the Suns and the Jazz consisted of, it was only fitting.
After a back-and-forth affair for the entire three quarters, the Jazz seemingly were about to pull away with less than 7 minutes remaining.
Then, the Suns came back from a 7-point deficit to push the game into overtime.
Overtime proved to be just as dramatic, with Kevin Durant and Eric Gordon taking charge, each scoring eight crucial points.
Durant’s stellar performance included a total of 39 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds.
KEVIN DURANT CLUTCH.
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 20, 2023
How many more games until people accept the fact that Kevin Durant is the NBA’s MVP right now? pic.twitter.com/YbnFdxdrNz
— Suns Are Better (@SunsAreBetter) November 20, 2023
Basketball fans watching 35 y/o Kevin Durant go to work on their team: pic.twitter.com/Kzm5QfdeJc
— PHNX Sports (@PHNX_Sports) November 20, 2023
Kevin Durant is not human, he's unreal 😤
Simply just a 7 footer from another planet 😮💨 pic.twitter.com/DmtVHJKxRd
— Let Cam Thomas COOK 🔥 (@juanniboii) November 20, 2023
40 points on 14 shots for KEVIN DURANT!!!!! EASY MONEY pic.twitter.com/3PRnujzk0n
— . (@Kd7_Szn) November 20, 2023
But, the pinnacle of the game was the contentious final call that had fans engaged in heated debates.
Initially, it seemed Lauri Markkanen would have an opportunity to tie the game from the free-throw line, but the referees overturned the call, deeming it a clean block by Kevin Durant.
This sealed a 140-137 Suns’ win.
Was it a block or a foul?
The Refs OVERTURNED This Kevin Durant "Block" On Lauri Markkanen 😳pic.twitter.com/XY4dYnS6PJ
— The Hesi (@LiveNBAStats) November 20, 2023
THIS IS A BLOCK FROM KD NOT A FOUL pic.twitter.com/fOaSmsap15
— LegendOfWinning (@LegendOfWinning) November 20, 2023
It was real close, but that's a block every day of the week. https://t.co/sEB3dCpIAJ
— 🏳️🌈 Shiloh Otter!!! 🏳️⚧️ |🗿 🐾 💕 (@Shiloh_Ott) November 20, 2023
New loophole: touch the ball first and then you can foul as hard as you want with no repercussion. https://t.co/jV8ZebGqfa
— Jay-Bones (@jay_haulin) November 20, 2023
Clearly not playing the ball. Has to be a flagrant foul and the refs still get it wrong
— Nathan Schulz (@RGSchulzy16) November 20, 2023
How did they overturn this? This is like the most obvious foul??? https://t.co/8wLc9DecDy
— amancay lover (@Dylansantanaa) November 20, 2023
The Suns will now hope to carry this momentum into an In-Season Tournament matchup against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.