New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is second in the NBA in free throw attempts and fourth in the league in free throw attempts per game, but head coach Stan Van Gundy thinks he should be shooting even more.
On Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets, Williamson had a chance at a dunk to tie the score with 2.2 seconds remaining with a dunk, but the ball was swatted away by MVP candidate Nikola Jokic. Replays showed Jokic making contact with Williamson's hand and head.
Officials did not call a foul on the play, giving Jokic the game-saving block, preventing the Nuggets from blowing a nine-point lead in the final 43.8 and helping to seal a 114-112 victory for Denver.
"I did see the replay, and I saw exactly what you saw," Van Gundy said, alluding to a non-call on a foul.
Williamson said there's "not much I can do" about not getting calls and that he has to learn from it and finish the shot next time.