NBA report admits faulty call caused Celtics' defeat to Pacers

Just minutes after the Celtics suffered a disappointing 133-131 loss to the Pacers on Monday night, Joe Mazzulla was thinking about Tuesday.

It was an anticipated reaction from any coach wanting to rapidly turn the page following a two-point loss. 

 Mazzulla was particularly looking forward to the NBA's upcoming release of its Last 2-Minute Report, which outlines whether calls made in the final possessions of close games were correct.

Mazzulla had strong reasons to be unhappy.

With 3.2 seconds left on the clock, Indiana's Buddy Hield blocked Jaylen Brown's shot. Officials whistled Hield for a foul on the play, but the ruling was later overturned when Indiana contested it.

Just seconds later, Kristaps Porzingis was called for fouling Benedict Mathurin on a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left, allowing the Pacers to score the game-winning goals.

Ultimately, Tuesday's Last 2-Minute Report revealed that the Celtics got a bad break in Indianapolis. However, it is unlikely that the Celtics expected this move.

The NBA eventually determined that Hield's block on Brown was clean, which was the main bone of argument among Mazzulla, Brown, and the rest of the Celtics. 

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