Pool Report on the 4th quarter foul on Luguentz Dort during the Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks game

The Pool Report interview was conducted by Tim Cato (The Athletic) with Crew Chief Ed Malloy following tonight’s Thunder at Mavericks game.

QUESTION: “Why was the foul by Lu Dort with 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter not reviewed to see if it met the flagrant foul threshold?”

MALLOY: “We did not review it because we felt Dort made a legitimate play on the basketball, making contact to the ball with his right hand and then making contact with his right forearm to the face of [Luka] Doncic. That was illegal but did not raise to the level of being unnecessary, therefore we did not go to replay review.”