Thunder appear to get away with offensive foul in win over Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have lost once at home entering Monday’s game against the Thunder. And it looked like the Spurs were about to pull off a remarkable comeback in the final moments to keep that home dominance intact.

With Dion Waiters attempting to inbound the ball with 13.5 seconds left in the game, he appeared to commit an offensive foul in an attempt to create some space as Manu Ginobili pressured the pass. One referee was close enough to see Waiters elbow Ginobili in the chest but did not blow the whistle.

It looks like the whistle also should have been blown the moment Waiters left his feet.

But Waiters said that Ginobili stepped over the out-of-bounds line. And it looks like he has a point.

The Spurs stole the inbounds pass but failed to score as the Thunder hung on to a 98-97 win to even the series 1-1.

"Something certainly happened on the sideline I thought," Gregg Popovich said after the game.

The Spurs have lost the home-court advantage and it’ll be curious to see if the league comments on the officiating Tuesday. Game 3 of the series is Friday in Oklahoma City.