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NBA Admits Mistake At End Of Warriors-Rockets Game 1

James Harden reacting to a call during a game.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 21: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to his fifth foul during a 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers win at Staples Center on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Officiating was the hot topic following the Golden State Warriors' 104-100 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals yesterday. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni and star James Harden chimed in on what they perceived to be a multitude of missed calls.

This afternoon, the NBA published its official last two-minute report for the game. In it, the league admitted to one critical missed call down the stretch.

While the NBA said James Harden was not fouled on his game-tying three-point attempt with 10 seconds remaining, officials missed a foul on Stephen Curry on the ensuing scramble for the loose ball. The last two-minute report says Curry made contact with Eric Gordon's arm "affecting his ability to secure the ball."

Instead of it being out of bounds, Gordon should have been headed to the line to shoot free throws. After the non-call, Rockets guard Chris Paul picked up a technical foul in protest.

This statement comes with little consolation for the Rockets, who are down 1-0 in the series. They need a win at Oracle tomorrow night.

How the officials call the ensuing games in this series will be fascinating to follow.

Game 2 between the Rockets and Warriors tips off tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT.