Did Brad Miller's (almost) game-winning shot against the Nuggets beat the clock Tuesday night? Take your time watching the video above before you decide -- the officials at the game certainly didn't hurry reviewing the footage. After a 10-minute delay, they ruled Miller's shot didn't come in time, handing the Nuggets a 90-89 win.
To be fair, no matter what they decided in Chicago, there wasn't any more basketball to be played. So perhaps there's no harm in waiting. But what if it had been a shot-clock violation in the middle of the second quarter? On the heels of officiating controversies in the SEC and MLB (which declined to even take a vote on expanding replay as GMs met elsewhere in Chicago), it does bring up a question.
Is getting every call right more important than the flow of the game?
The scorekeeper starts the clock, the scorekeeper is a person. A person has a delayed reaction. You cannot physically shoot a basketball in .3 seconds. But you get more than .3 seconds to shoot when you add in human reaction time. The scorekeeper at the United Center did the home team no favors. That guy (or girl) has great reactions.” -- jb1089
It was indisputable look at the replay it was on his finger tips therefore it was still in his hand. They made the right call Bulls lost and in a great game back and forth. Give credit where credit is due. If you would like take a look at the whole team jumping around but not Miller and when the call was made look at his face he knew it.” -- GlowZach