The Kings are 6-4... or are they?
The National Basketball Association announced today that the Sacramento Kings have protested the team's 111-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on November 13 at FedExForum. The basis for the Kings' protest is that Courtney Lee's game-winning shot should have been disqualified as having been made after time expired. Under the protest procedures in the NBA Constitution, Memphis and Sacramento each will have an opportunity to submit evidence in support of its position and the protest will be decided by December 2.
James Ham has more:
2 issues at hand with Kings protest. 1. Did Ryan Hollins tip inbounds. 2. Did Courtney Lee get the shot off in .3 of a second.— James Ham (@James_Ham) November 17, 2014
Sacramento has visual evidence that Hollins did tip the ball. Change of rotation and direction. And Lee's layup is timed at .377 seconds.— James Ham (@James_Ham) November 17, 2014
Despite evidence for Sacramento, it's difficult to predict NBA overturning game. It just doesn't happen very often.— James Ham (@James_Ham) November 17, 2014
Funnily enough, the Kings play the Memphis Grizzlies once more on November 30th before this ruling will be decided. Regardless of the outcome of this ruling, let's at least win that one, and leave no questions about it.