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NBA L2M Report Confirms Correct Timeout Call in Suns’ Loss to Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers eliminating the Phoenix Suns from the NBA In-Season Tournament with a 106-103 victory yesterday did not come up without controversy.

Here is how the controversial sequence unfolded: Kevin Durant had just cut the deficit to two on a nice layup. Both Devin Booker and Durant had five fouls, and they did not a good job of trapping not fouling Austin Reaves on the ensuing Lakers’ inbound. Reaves coughed up the ball, but LeBron James appeared to be granted a timeout while it was loose with seven seconds remaining. Grayson Allen would have had an easy layup had the timeout not been awarded.

Today, the league’s last two-minute report confirmed the correct call was made on the timeout. Plenty of neutral fans and even other NBA players expressed confusion with the call yesterday.

“LAL is granted a timeout when Reaves (LAL) recovers the ball and pins it against his leg, before he loses it again,” the report details.

The only incorrect calls it mentions are three fouls that should have been called against Phoenix.

The three mentioned instances are: Allen on Reaves at 1:34, Durant on James at 44 seconds and Jusuf Nurkić on Anthony Davis at 43 seconds. Click here to see the full report.

Yesterday, the game’s crew chief, Josh Tiven, said almost the same exact thing about the call.

The Suns are now 0-3 against the Lakers this season. They will next play the Kings at home at 7 p.m. MST on Friday.

Suns vs. Lakers Crew Chief Doubles Down on Timeout Call

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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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