With 4.2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Raptors trailing by one point, Rasual Butler failed to inbound the ball before being called for a five-second violation. Both Butler and coach Dwane Casey believed they had signalled for a timeout before the call was made. (Photo: Tyler Anderson/National Post)
Everybody had a different take on the play.
Butler: “I asked for (Foster) to count out loud a bit for me to help me out. He did. I heard, ‘four.’ I called (a) timeout. He felt like it was five seconds.”
Casey: “I like my money. What little bit of money I make, I like it, so I’m not going to comment on it. We’ll send it to the league and let them review it. We were all calling timeout. Scott Foster saw differently.”
Lakers star Kobe Bryant: “No, (I wasn’t surprised) because it was five seconds. I didn’t go to college, but I can count.”