The NBA used its VAR to determine the final play of game 1 between Dallas and Minnesota

The referees reviewed the final play of the first meeting between the Timberwolves and the Mavericks, which gave the locals a partial tie, but ended up overturning them on a technicality.

Game 1, played at the Target Center in Minneapolis, was decided at the end and the technical finish was part of the controversy among the local team. With 1:41 left in the fourth quarter, Dallas led 104-102. when Towns grabbed the rebound after Conley’s foul from the triple and buried the ball for Minnesota to tie.

Amidst the celebrations for the Dominican double, Luka Doncic began to complain about possible offensive interference and demanded that the referees review the action.

Because within the last 2 minutes, the referees went to the monitor to review and from the league’s review center in New Jersey they confirmed the decision, which received boos and brave words from the fans in Minnesota.

The NBA, as it usually does the day after games, published a video in which Hawkeye recreates the play and Towns’ offensive interference for getting the ball over the imaginary cylinder of the rim is clearly visible.

Dallas stole first in Minneapolis 108-105, thanks to a pair of missed free throws by Conley: the first after an illegal defense and the last with 1.8 seconds left, after a foul on a three-pointer. He scored the first, but the failure of the second had an intentional failure in the last attempt looking for a shot in the paint on the table.

Source: Tycsports

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