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According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Miami Heat had +940 moneyline odds to beat the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena in Oakland on Sunday night . The visitors nearly walked away with the outright victory, but a late missed call ended the threat. 


Warriors forward Kevin Durant dribbled the ball at the top of the key with the game tied in the closing seconds before losing his handle. Rather than pass the ball off, he picked up the dribble back – an illegal move – and proceeded to take a 3-point shot. Fortunately, KD's teammate, DeMarcus Cousins, was able to retrieve the rebound and get fouled on a shot attempt. 

Cousins made the two free throws with 5.4 seconds to play and the Warriors held on for a 120-118 victory. 


As you could imagine, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra was livid with the blown call.

​​"Those are tough calls to make, but everybody saw it. It's right there in front of everybody," said Spoelstra of Durant's final play. "That should be a violation and you can't miss those calls. But we had our chances, it was back and forth."

As tough as it may have seemed at the onset, Heat bettors really missed out on a chance to hit big at the end of the week. Had the refs not missed that call, Miami would've had the ball with about seven seconds left and a chance to hit the final shot. 


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