Because the clock stops in the final two minutes of an overtime after a made basket and the Hornets hadn’t yet inbounded the ball following Lowry’s basket, the clock briefly stopped with 2:00 left.
Why didn’t officials stop the game for a replay when they could?
“The crew has to have doubt in order to stop the play,” crew chief Sean Wright told a pool reporter. The clock was running while the Hornets began to take the ball out of bounds, stopped because they hadn’t inbounded quite yet then started moments later when the first Charlotte player touched the ball. Miami having one less point would have changed strategy for both teams in the final two minutes of the first overtime.