Instead, Golden State was awarded the ball on both occasions.
On the first drive, a shove led James to dribble the ball out of bounds.
The second saw two fouls in a span of seconds.
With the Cavs trailing by three points with less than 30 seconds left, James was bumped by Durant once as he was driving, and hit again across the shoulder on his way to the basket. The play was reviewed, but foul calls (or non-calls) can’t be reversed.
Damian Lillard agreed about the non-calls:
On Tuesday evening, the NBA’s last two minute report found all three of the above non-calls should have been fouls. A foul on James was also missed.
From 1:33 remaining in the CLE-GSW Christmas Day game to 24.5 seconds left the NBA says the refs missed three fouls on Kevin Durant and one foul on LeBron James in the last two minute report released today. pic.twitter.com/SFPuGwHIR5— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 26, 2017
The missed calls cost the Cavs the game.