The NBA acknowledged Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped out of bounds before his game-winning dunk Friday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Saturday, the league released its Last Two Minute Report for the game at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, and it marked the out-of-bounds decision as an "incorrect non-call." The dunk gave Milwaukee a 97-95 win after OKC guard Russell Westbrook tied the contest with five seconds left. Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony predicted the NBA's mea culpa following the game. "I guess we'll see something on the ticker that says referees missed that one," he told reporters. "We can't do nothing about that at this point, so we might as well forget about it and move on and get ready for—who we play Sunday? Dallas? Get ready for Dallas." Meanwhile, officiating crew chief Derrick Stafford explained to a pool reporter the referees couldn't review the play in question since there wasn't an initial call, per Erik Horne of the Oklahoman.
L2M report confirms Giannis stepped out before game-winning dunk
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