Toronto Raptors' Marc Gasol should have gone to foul line late in Game 5, NBA says

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The NBA says Toronto’s Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds left of Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, a game that the Raptors lost to Golden State by one point.

Gasol was fouled by the Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins on a drive, the NBA said in its Last Two Minute Report that was issued Tuesday.

Gasol missed the shot and tumbled to the floor, but no foul was called.


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The NBA said Cousins moved into Gasol, “initiating contact that affects his driving shot attempt.”

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