Baffling Report Reveals Stephen Curry and the Warriors Were ‘Robbed’ by Officials on Multiple Occasions

Published 01/21/2023, 6:10 PM EST
Jan 19, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) heads to the bench past head coach Steve Kerr as they take on the Boston Celtics in the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Officiating has been a major concern for fans and players halfway through the 2022-23 NBA season. There have been numerous instances where the fans feel the referees could have done a better job. In a recent matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics, there were certain moments that could’ve turned the tide around. Although Stephen Curry and the Warriors narrowly lost out, the fans feel they were robbed. And a recent report from the NBA itself has proved the fans’ claims to be true.

In a shocking report released by the NBA officials recently, the league has confessed to lapses in their officiating which could’ve denied the Warriors a well-earned victory.

Shocking NBA report exposes that the Warriors were ‘robbed’ against the Celtics

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The 2022 NBA Finalists, the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics took on each other recently. In an exciting matchup that went to overtime, the Celtics got the better of the Warriors 121-118.

However, it seems the result could have been very different if the referees had done their job properly. According to NBA’s last two-minute report, a baffling number of five incorrect calls went against the Warriors in their loss.

Jan 19, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives the ball against Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) in the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Interestingly, the refs should’ve called Jayson Tatum for his three-second violation. This play happened with only around a minute left for overtime. If the call had been correct, the Warriors would have received free throws. 

Following this, Malcolm Brogdon should’ve also been called for a foul when he blocked Jordan Poole’s layup. Additionally, Al Horford should also have been penalized after a three-second violation. Although Stephen Curry was struggling on the court, it seems the Warriors could have won had the officiating been better.

Curry struggled against the Celtics 

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The NBA fans got a rematch of the 2022 NBA finals when the Warriors took on the Celtics recently. Contrary to what happened in the 2022 finals, the Celtics got the better of the Dubs this time.

They squeezed out a crucial three-point win in overtime with some controversial calls late in the game. Former Finals MVP Steph Curry posted 29 points for the night and converted five crucial free throws. However, he clearly struggled from the shooting line as he shot 9-off-25 from the field. 

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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