NBA says officials missed late foul

The NBA said Thursday that officials Ed Malloy, John Goble and

Violet Palmer missed a foul by Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

against Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani on a jump shot in the final

seconds of the Bobcats’ 98-97 victory Wednesday night.

The NBA said Bargnani should have been given two free throws and

the clock stopped with approximately 2.4 seconds remaining. Replays

showed Kidd-Gilchrist’s right hand made contact with Bargnani’s

left wrist as the Toronto player shot, with the ball coming up well

short.