Source: Agencies | 2013-2-1 | NEWSPAPER EDITION
THE NBA has acknowledged a pair of costly incorrect calls from the final seconds of recent games.
The league says video replay showed that Denver's Andre Iguodala reached in and fouled Indiana's Paul George with the score tied at 101 and 2.2 seconds left on Sunday. Iguodala was credited with a steal and Denver won the game.
The league also says a charging foul called against Dallas guard O.J. Mayo on Tuesday should have been a block on Portland's Ronnie Price, who did not get his body directly in Mayo's path prior to him starting his upward shooting motion. Mayo should have been given two free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining and the game tied at 104.
Instead, Portland got possession and LaMarcus Aldridge made the winning shot.
Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game as the New York Knicks downed the reeling Orlando Magic 113-97 on Wednesday.
Anthony's scoring tended to overshadow outstanding games by New York big men Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire, who combined for 35 points on 17-for-18 shooting from the field against the Magic. Orlando lost its seventh straight and 18th in 20 games.
In New York, LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Miami Heat scorched the Nets in the second half to down Brooklyn 105-85. Dwyane Wade added 21 points and Chris Bosh had 16 for the Heat, who outscored the Nets 56-36 in the second half after it was level at halftime.
The Suns' Michael Beasley scored a season-high 27 points as Phoenix Suns came from 13 down in the fourth quarter to hand the Los Angeles Lakers their eighth straight road loss 92-86.