After somehow tapping away a Jermaine O’Neal rebound on Serge Ibaka’s missed shot with about 6.4 seconds remaining in the game, Westbrook saw Thabo Sefolosha jump into the stands to save the ball from going out of bounds and made himself available for the catch. He then went to the 3-point line and launched it with virtually no time remaining on the clock.
Or was it?
Replays on the shot appeared to show that Westbrook’s foot may have been over the line.
After reviewing the play, the referees ruled it a three, and the Warriors failed to get a shot off with just 0.1 second remaining in the game. It was an incredible shot to end the contest, and the two teams now share one game-winner apiece with Andre Iguodala having hit one at home back on November 14. Westbrook ended his night with 34 points, seven assists and five steals.
Stephen Curry, who also had an impressive night with 32 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and one impressive crossover on Ibaka, wondered after the game whether Westbrook’s shot was really a 3-pointer.
Tough tough tough. His foot on the line tho? — Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 30, 2013
Presumably, the guard saw the reactions and ended his night on this note.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 30, 2013
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