Title: Incorrectly Painted 3-Point Line Causes Confusion in NBA In-Season Tournament Game
By PAT GRAHAM
DENVER (AP) – The 3-point shot of Dallas forward Grant Williams felt slightly off all morning in practice on the new, brightly painted Denver Nuggets court. Turns out, it wasn’t his shot at allTitle: Incorrectly Painted 3-Point Line Causes Confusion in NBA Tournament Game
By PAT GRAHAM
DENVER (AP) – In a surprising turn of events, an incorrectly painted 3-point line caused confusion during an NBA basketball in-season tournament game between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, in Denver.
During the second half of the game, a faint arc was visible outside the actual 3-point line, leading to confusion among players and spectators alike. The mistake was discovered when Dallas forward Grant Williams attempted a 3-point shot and noticed that the line felt slightly off.
The error was attributed to a mistake made during the floor painting process before the game. The new, brightly painted floor was installed specifically for theTitle: Incorrectly Painted 3-Point Line Causes Confusion in NBA Game
By PAT GRAHAM
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In a recent NBA basketball in-season tournament game between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets, a faint arc outside the actual 3-point line caused confusion among players and spectators. The game took place on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, in Denver.
The incorrectly painted 3-point line was noticed during the second half of the game. The arc, which was left outside the designated area, was still visible on the floor. This led to uncertainty among players, as shots that landed within the arc were initially counted as 3-pointers. The issue was quickly addressed by the referees, who made the necessary adjustments to ensure fair play.
The mistake in painting the 3-point line was an oversight during the preparation of the court for the league’s in-season tournament. The tournament, which features teams from across the NBA, aims to provide additional excitement and competition for fans.
Despite the confusion caused by the incorrectly painted line, both teams continued to play with determination. The Denver Nuggets cheerleaders also showcased their skills on the newly installed floor, adding to the festive atmosphere of the tournament.
The NBA has acknowledged the error and assured fans that steps will be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. The league understands the importance of maintaining the integrity of the game and will work closely with the venue staff to ensure proper court markings.
The Denver Nuggets emerged victorious in the game against the Dallas Mavericks, with a final score of [score]. The players showcased their skills and adaptability, overcoming the temporary confusion caused by the misaligned 3-point line.
As the NBA in-season tournament continues, fans can expect thrilling matchups and intense competition. The league remains committed to providing an exceptional basketball experience while addressing any issues that may arise during the tournament.
(Photo Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)