Pool Report on the Time Out called in the Final Minute of Tonight’s Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers Game

The Pool Report interview was conducted by Jovan Buha (The Athletic) with Crew Chief Josh Tiven following tonight’s Suns at Lakers game.     


QUESTION:  Why were the Lakers awarded a timeout when it appeared that they did not have possession of the ball?

TIVEN:  During live play the official felt that LA still had possession of the ball when LeBron James requested the timeout.  Through postgame video review in slow motion replay, we did see that Austin Reaves had his left hand on the ball while it’s pinned against his left leg, which does constitute control.


QUESTION: Who called the timeout that was rewarded?

TIVEN: LeBron James did.