The Golden State Warriors criticized the refs following their 131-130 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
They were especially critical of a call made when they were down 130-127 with 4.4 seconds in overtime. Kevin Durant received an inbounds pass, quickly turned, and hit a 3. Ref Marat Kogut whistled for a foul on Keita Bates-Diop, saying it came before the act of shooting.
"Did I think it was before the shot? I just watched the replay. He caught and he shot -- it's a four-point play. I mean, I don't know what else to say. Kind of mind-boggling. You catch and you go up for a shot, and you get fouled in any league -- any league -- that's a good bucket and a free throw. Any league, not just the NBA," said Kerr.
Steph Curry hit a 3 on the following sequence to tie the game as several Warriors players pointed at Kogut.
The refs then whistled Kevin Durant for a foul with 0.5 seconds off the ensuing inbounds play. Karl-Anthony Towns hit 1 of 2 free throws to win the game.
When asked which call was worse, Curry responded "you'd have to ask the MVP of tonight. Marat Kogut."
"Marat was his name? He was the best player on the floor tonight. He made sure that -- he's so good with his whistle that he knew they were gonna foul me, and he called it right before I shot the ball. So he's one of the greatest refs of all time," added Durant.