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Tough calls: quarter-finals, second round


The Tough Calls are sponsored by Fiziocentrs – a well known physiotherapy clinic in Latvia. The videos shown below will help to understand the game, referees and rules.


1. Yellow 77 get pass in paint and try shot, when coming contact from defender Green 44 in head. Referees call foul on act of shooting. Even after defender contact Yellow 77 lost position and ball, he in beginning try shot.


FIBA Rules 15.1.2. The Act of shooting begins when the player starts, in the judgement of a referee, to move the ball upwards towards the opponents’ basket.


Correct decision by referees.


2. Blue 40 in offense drives to basket, when his teammate Blue 13 set screen to Blue 40 defender White 5. After contact with Blue 13, White 5 fell down. Referees call offensive foul – illegal screen by Blue 13.


Correct decision by referees because

FIBA Rules 33.7. Illegal screening is when the player who is screening an opponent was moving when contact occurred.


3. In Blue team fast break, Blue 1 go to basket and made shot. When ball was up ring, defender White 2 tap away ball. First referees call interference and count basket.


FIBA Rules 31.2.1. Goaltending occurs during a shot for a field goal when a player touches the ball while it is completely above the level of the ring and: It is on its downward flight to the basket.


White team HC correctly ask HCC. After referees use IRS, they change a decision and cancel basket. Incorrect decision by referees, because we can’t consider – ball touch a ring before White 2 tap a ball.


FIBA Rules F.2.2. For the use of the IRS the following procedure shall apply: The initial decision of the referee(s) can be corrected only if the IRS review provides the referees with clear and conclusive visual evidence for the correction.


4. Yellow 21 drive to basket an made shot. When ball was in air, defender Green 44 tap ball away. Referees call interference and count basket.


FIBA Rules 31.2.1. Goaltending occurs during a shot for a field goal when a player touches the ball while it is completely above the level of the ring and:

It is on its downward flight to the basket.


Correct decision by referees.


5. White 15 get offence rebound and start act of shooting. Defender Blue 22 grab his hand, not allowed made shot. Referees call Unsportsmanlike foul by Blue 22.


Correct referees’ decision,

FIBA Rules 37.1.1. An unsportsmanlike foul is a player contact which, in the judgement of a referee is: Excessive, hard contact caused by a player in an effort to play the ball or an opponent.


6. White 5 dribbling from back to front court, when made small contact with defender Blue 11, who felt down imitated be fouled. Referees charge a technical foul to Blue 11 by Fake. Correct referees’ decision.



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