Cleveland coach Mike Brown ripped into the officials after a controversial 96-95 loss to Indiana on Tuesday night.
LeBron James was whistled for a foul with less than a second remaining in the game, allowing Danny Granger to break a 95-95 tie by making one of two free throws.
"That last call on LeBron [James] was the worst call that I've ever been a part of. It was an awful call and for him to take away a basketball game from a team with .04 seconds on the clock is irresponsible," Brown said. "We got the game taken away from us, absolutely horrible. I feel badly for the guys in the locker room."
On the previous possession, just fractions of a second earlier, Granger was whistled for a similar foul while guarding James. The foul allowed LeBron to hit two foul shots to tie the game.
After the game, James admitted that the first of the two game-changing fouls was questionable.
"I thought the one call on Granger against me was questionable. There was definitely some contact, enough for a whistle to be blown... But it could have gone both ways. The last call against me was not questionable at all. No contact was made. The pass was short. You couldn’t go to the rim," James said. "There was no way he could catch it and go up with four-tenths of a second. I was able to get a hand on it. Being the competitor I am, to have a game taken away like that, it hurts. It definitely hurts."