RULE NO. 6-PUTTING BALL IN PLAY-LIVE/DEAD BALL
Originally Posted by bsyde82
^^ ultimately, lakers have themselves to blame, but if fisher violated a rule on that jump ball, then I (along with the commentary crew) was completely unaware of such a rule.
Section VII-Restrictions Governing Jump Balls
a. Each jumper must have at least one foot on or inside that half of the jumping circle which is farthest from his own basket. Each jumper must have both feet with-in the restraining circle.
b. The ball must be tapped by one or both of the players participating in the jump ball after it reaches its highest point. If the ball falls to the floor without being tapped by at least one of the jumpers, the official off the ball shall whistle the ball dead and signal another toss.
c. Neither jumper may tap the tossed ball before it reaches its highest point
d. Neither jumper may leave his half of the jumping circle until the ball has been tapped.
Additionally, on the shot clock call, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think what made that so difficult was that due to the nature of the call, they were unable to review instant replay to confirm/deny their call? It initially appeared as if shot clock violation had been called, but after a short ref conference, it was decided that it had hit the rim.