The WNBA admitted its officials missed an 8-second violation call in Game 4 of the Finals on Sunday night.
The league released a statement Monday saying that a call should have been made.
Minnesota led 79-77 and had the ball with 26.1 seconds left after a turnover. They didn’t get the ball into the front court in the required eight seconds.
“After reviewing postgame video, we have determined that with 0:17.7 remaining in regulation time, Minnesota released the ball for a pass from the backcourt and the ball was still in the backcourt when the shot clock turned to 0:16,” the statement said. “An 8-second violation should have been called on Minnesota. This play is not a trigger to review via instant replay.”
The Lynx went on to win the game 85-79 and force a decisive fifth game Thursday night.