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Dejavu. Just 2 nights ago, the Thunder blew a large 4th Q lead and to restore order to the NBA universe, the opposite happened in game 5. Down by 13 with less than 4 to play, OKC went on a 17-3 run to win the game by 1. Some questionable calls down the stretch led to heavy debate after the game. I got a comment & a question:
2. Is there a rule that “if the defender hits the offensive players hand and that causes the ball to go out then it is off of the defender and remains possession to the offense? ” I’ve seen it employed on rebounds. Ex: Blake Griffin goes up for a rebound with a straight arm, Ibaka goes up behind him for the ball and hits Griffin’s hand which is on the ball and causes it to go out of bounds. It is clearly Ibaka’s hand momentum that forced the ball out, as Griffin was going straight up, even tho it may have been off of Griffin’s hand. Does this rule apply in this situation? If anyone has insight please let me know. That is if anyone reads this whole post…
Yizzurds also won. Pacers still up in series 3-2.