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Kevin Durant on missed out of bounds call: “The refs were missing a lot”

The Warriors benefited from one of the worst missed calls in memory, but Durant wasn’t too surprised.

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The Golden State Warriors were the beneficiaries of one of the worst missed calls in recent memory on Thursday night. Tied against the Houston Rockets, with under a minute to play in overtime, Kevin Durant lost the ball out of bounds. He chased after it, taking not one, not two, but three steps that were entirely out of bounds, before batting the ball back into play, while his entire body was off the court.

It was a rather remarkable missed call.

The Warriors capitalized on the blatant refereeing error, as Steph Curry knocked down a jumper a few seconds later to give the Dubs the lead.

But, as the saying goes, ball don’t lie, and James Harden ultimately made the horrible call a non-story, by knocking in a crazy three-pointer with one second remaining, propelling the Rockets to a comeback victory.

After the game, Durant was asked about the call, or lack thereof. He admitted to knowing that he was out of bounds, but also wasn’t surprised by the fact that it wasn’t called.

“I could believe it because the refs were missing a lot tonight,” Durant said. “You could easily fool them.”

Asked if he’d seen the replay, Durant smirked and said, “Yeah.”

The Warriors will get their chance for revenge when they host the Rockets on February 23.

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