WNBA admits officials missed late call in Game 4 of Finals

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.

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