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Kings' protest of loss to Memphis denied by NBA

SAN ANTONIO The NBA announced today it had denied the Kings' appeal of a loss at Memphis, Nov. 13. The Kings argued the game-winning shot should not have counted because it came after time expired. Here is the NBA's explanation: "The basis for the Kings' protest was that Courtney Lee's game-winning shot should have been disqualified as having been made after time expired. Under league procedures, each team has an opportunity to make submissions in support of its position, and the protesting team is required to establish a misapplication of the official playing rules that had a clear impact on the game's outcome. Commissioner Adam Silver determined that...