In a nail-biting showdown that kept fans on the edge of their seats, the Golden State Warriors faced a heart-wrenching defeat against the Denver Nuggets, losing by a mere three points in a game that unfolded with thrilling intensity until the final seconds. Amidst the excitement, a pivotal moment left Steph Curry and Warriors fans disheartened.
In the crucial fourth quarter, with the Warriors trailing by two points, Curry attempted a layup that appeared to be goaltended by Aaron Gordon. Despite the apparent violation, the referees did not make the goaltending call. This contentious decision proved decisive as the Golden State Warriors fell short by three points in the end. To capture the moment, here’s a slowed-down video replay for a closer look.
From an alternate perspective, the missed call becomes even more glaring. Upon closer examination, it becomes evident that the ball unmistakably makes contact with the backboard before Aaron Gordon blocks it, leaving no room for doubt—it was a clear goaltend that went unnoticed by the referees.
Regrettably for the Golden State Warriors, they found themselves at the unfortunate end of a pivotal missed call. Despite the setback, they still had an opportunity to level the game late, first with Steph Curry’s missed layup and then with Klay Thompson’s unsuccessful three-point attempt at the buzzer.
Following this defeat, the Denver Nuggets have extended their winning streak against the Golden State Warriors to four consecutive games. What’s more, they have emerged victorious in seven out of the last eight matchups between the two teams. On a slightly positive note for the Warriors, the Dallas Mavericks also suffered a loss on the same night. Consequently, the Warriors have managed to retain their position at the top of the Western Conference standings with minimal ground lost.