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The Raptors have protested to the NBA about the ending of their loss to the Kings

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The final moments of the Raptors' 102-99 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday were marred in controversy as a Terrence Ross three-pointer was ruled out after appearing to be a legitimate shot.

The shot would have tied the game up and sent both teams into overtime, but instead, the Kings came away with the W as DeMarcus Cousins tipped the ball on the inbound pass, thus causing the shot clock to malfunction and lead the Raptors to believe they had a fraction more time than they did.

The Raptors, despite the league already insisting the call was fair, formally lodged their protest Tuesday night and will have five business days to present evidence to the NBA, after which the league will have five days themselves to make a ruling on the matter.

The Raptors went ahead with the protest, at a cost of $10,000, despite the league's comments in the aftermath. After the footage has already been extensively reviewed, it is unclear what the Raptors hope to prove.

In the event that the Raptors do manage to change the league's mind, one would assume the Raptors would want to replay final 2.4 seconds of the game, but since Toronto and Sacramento have already played twice this month, their series is already complete.

If they can prove the basket should have counted, maybe overtime could be on the cards. We'll have to wait till next week to find out.

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