BREAKING: Duke basketball Product’s latest foul triggered serious challenge and a hilarious announcement

Grayson Allen, a former four-year Duke basketball guard, missed a reverse layup with 2:13 left in the Phoenix Suns’ 123-113 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. The 28-year-old Suns starter then hit Mavericks star Luka Doncic’s nose with his right hand while attempting to grab his own rebound.

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Unfortunately for Doncic, who was one rebound shy of a triple-double in the game, he has been nursing a fractured nose since the injury occurred less than three weeks ago. Allen’s reply suggests that he may have compounded the situation.

Allen, who finished 2-for-2 from downtown to boost his league-leading 3-point percentage (48.6), was penalized for unlawful contact after scoring only 10 points in 37 minutes of play. The Suns contested the call.

This resulted in a replay and the now-viral decision from referee Kevin Scott on the microphone. Of course, Scott’s delivery, which was amusing given Allen’s reputation as one of the “dirtiest” players in the NBA, sparked an outburst of anti-Allen NBA fans in the comments section on social media.

“After review, the call on the floor stands,” Scott declared. “The challenge was unsuccessful. Allen’s illegal contact is too much to ignore following his loose-ball effort in which he deflects the basketball.”

Finally, Scott repeated his assessment, emphasizing the word “too much”: “The illegal contact is too much to ignore.”

The game’s conclusion was already all but decided, with Phoenix behind 120-108.

Dallas’ starting lineup included two Duke basketball players. Kyrie Irving, a veteran guard, scored 29 points in 36 minutes on the floor. And rookie center Dereck Lively II, who suffered a nasal fracture at the hands of another NBA Blue Devil, Orlando Magic big Wendell Carter Jr., had five points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots in 16 minutes.

With their win, the Mavericks (33-23) tied the Suns (33-23) for sixth place in the Western Conference standings.

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