Per the league's L2M Report, the pivotal no-call took place when the game was tied 104-104 with 30 seconds left to play and the Celtics had an opportunity to get a 2-for-1. Smart drove the lane towards Kristaps Porzingis and he felt contact on his hip, as he hoisted up a floater at the rim.
Ton of talk about Marcus Smart’s foul. I’m blown away by this critical possession, getting Porzingis out on the wing and trying to shoot through/draw a foul instead of exploding to the rim…? pic.twitter.com/iqLkzBvczr— Bobby Manning (@RealBobManning) November 7, 2021
"There was no strategy," Udoka said to the media via Zoom. "It was not supposed to be a foul. A few of the guys asked me coming out of timeout and I let them know, and just a mistake there."But that's on me. I've got [to] let everybody know and make sure they know. Obviously, a five-, six-second differential, we want that last shot so I have to communicate that to everybody so everybody knows."
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