The refs missed a goaltend that swung NBA Finals Game 2 for Nuggets-Heat

The Denver Nuggets were starting to make a comeback against the Miami Heat late in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the 2023 NBA Finals when a non-call shifted the momentum. With the Heat leading 104-93 with under five minutes remaining in regulation, Miami center Bam Abebayo appeared to goaltend on a layup from Jamal Murray. The refs never blew their whistle, and called it a clean block.

The Heat beat the Nuggets, 111-108, to tie the NBA Finals at 1-1. Denver made a furious rally in the final minutes, but Jamal Murray missed a potential game-tying three as the buzzer expired.

Adebayo’s block stood out

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