SAN ANTONIO — The NBA announced Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson both made incidental contact with Memphis’ Lance Stephenson, with referees correctly deciding not to call a last-second shooting foul on either player in the Warriors’ win Sunday.
A foul would have given Stephenson an opportunity for possible game-winning free throws. Instead, the Warriors came away with a 100-99 win for their 71st victory of the season.
Thompson’s contact with Stephenson did not affect the jump shot, with the Grizzlies player kicking out his leg to initiate the contact, according to the league.
The league assesses non-calls directly related to the outcome of possessions in the final two minutes of games within five points.
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 31: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates his shot in the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2016 in New York City.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Follow along as the Warriors look to tie an NBA record with their 72nd victory tonight in San Antonio. Get the latest score and analysis during the game against the Spurs at 4 p.m. from our Diamond Leung as well as other reporters.
The newest member of the Golden State Warriors, Kevon Looney, 19, of Milwaukee, Wis., answers questions during a news conference at their practice facility in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 26, 2015. Looney was selected by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Warriors rookie Kevon Looney has been inactive for 14 of the past 15 games while waiting to see what is wrong with his troublesome right hip.
Looney underwent an MRI exam last week that was inconclusive and is seeing several doctors regarding the hip injury, according to the team. He underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in the same hip in August.
“Real nervous,” Looney said. “It’s been terrible playing this waiting game. We just want to know the answer.”
Looney, who has played in five games for the Warriors and 12 games for Santa Cruz, said he has been relegated to doing rehab work.
“It’s getting better,” the Warriors’ first-round draft pick said of the inflammation. “I’m seeing a couple doctors. They didn’t seem too worried. It’s just some inflammation. I’m doing rehab, taking my time.”
San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (2) holds onto a loose ball as Golden State Warriors’ Marreese Speights (5) lays on top of him in the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
The Warriors can clinch homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs on Thursday night when the Spurs come to town. Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ game against San Antonio at 7:30 p.m. from our Diamond Leung as well as other reporters.
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with teammates in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of their NBA game against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
The Warriors shoot for win No. 70 Tuesday night. Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m. from our Diamond Leung as well as other reporters.