NBA could expand instant replay

SAN ANTONIO -- The NBA's competition committee is recommending an expansion of instant replay to include block/charge calls in late-game situations. This marks the first time the league is considering using replay to examine judgment calls by the referees.

The committee met Wednesday in San Antonio during the NBA Finals. Current rules only allow officials to see if a player's feet are in the restricted area under the basket or out of it in the final two minutes of the game or in overtime.

The committee also is recommending that the league's board of governors allow replay to be used for off-the-ball fouls on inbounds plays and on made free throws.

NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson calls the decision to allow replay for judgment calls "significant."