David Blatt caught a huge break at the end of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals when referees did not see him asking for a timeout at the end of the game.
After Derrick Rose tied the game at 84 with a layup in the final 10 seconds, Blatt wanted to call a timeout to set up a play. Video showed him walking onto the court and trying to call timeout several times. Luckily for him, his assistants knew they didn’t have a timeout left and pushed him back to the bench.
Blatt was even luckier that the refs didn’t see his request, because then he would have receive a technical foul that probably would have led to a Bulls win.
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“I almost blew it,” Blatt acknowledged after the game.