Rockets withdraw protest of Dec. 22 loss to Clippers

The Houston Rockets are withdrawing their protest of a Dec. 22 loss to the LA Clippers, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Rockets initially filed the protest last month, which was based on their argument that Jawun Evans should have fouled out with 3:10 to play but that Lou Williams was given the foul instead. Houston lost 128-118 but were only down three when the error was made.

An NBA spokesman acknowledged the error to the Chronicle at the time of the protest.

According to the Chronicle, the last time the NBA ruled in favor of a protest was in 2008, when the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat replayed the final 51 seconds of a game in which Shaquille O'Neal fouled out with five fouls rather than six.
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