Giannis Antetokounmpo said he didn't know whether he fouled Jimmy Butler with no time remaining as the Milwaukee Bucks lost 116-114 to the Miami Heat in game 2.
Butler would hit two free throws, making the Heat only the third team in history to win a playoff game on game-winning, buzzer-beating free throws.
The Bucks are down 2-0 in the series.
"I tried to make it tough for Jimmy. The refs said there was contact there. Maybe there was, I've got to watch the play. It is what it is. I tried to contest the shot, but they said there was contact there, so I've got to watch (the) play," said Antetokounmpo after the game.
Mike Budenholzer was much more emphatic in his assessment of the refs.
"I would say we're disappointed with the judgment, with the decision, the timing," said Budenholzer.
Crew chief Marc Davis said it was the correct call, explaining that Butler "must be allowed the space to land and Giannis contacts him with his left hand on his torso and I felt like it affected his balance and did not allow him the space to land in a normal basketball position."
Antetokounmpo said that the Bucks must refocus for game 3.
"It's about us. It's always gonna be about us. That's why we practice. That's why we go through our game plan. That's why we've got to come out and play harder. That's why we've got to make more shots. It's always gonna be about us. It's not about what the other team is gonna do. ... It's always gonna be about us. How can we get better? How can we not repeat the same mistakes? How can we not down the stretch make turnovers? How can we create easier shots? It's always gonna be about us? It's never gonna be about the other team that we're playing."