Hawks and Heat Game Replay and Gambling Question


He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.
I didn't print up the entire article but you can get the gist of it from this portion. I also have a gambling question at the end...

ATLANTA -- For the first time since 1982, the NBA is sending two teams back to the court for a do-over.

The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat must replay the final 51.9 seconds of their game last month because the official scorer ruled incorrectly that Shaquille O'Neal fouled out, the league said Friday.

The Hawks won 117-111 at home in overtime Dec. 19, but strike that one from the books. For now, playoff-contending Atlanta has one less win, while the Heat have one less loss on their miserable record.

"We're human. We make mistakes," Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. said. "There certainly wasn't anything malicious about it. We have one of the most senior scoring staffs in the league. They're good. It happened. There's not much we can do about it."

Making it a truly miserable day: Atlanta followed up Stern's decision by losing to Washington 102-98 in overtime.

The NBA said the replay will be held before the teams' next scheduled game: March 8 in Atlanta. Play will start from the time after O'Neal's disputed sixth foul, with the Hawks leading 114-111.

"Wait a minute! I picked up a win today, or lost a loss," Heat coach Pat Riley quipped in New Orleans, where the Heat played the Hornets. "I can wake up tomorrow knowing there's one less loss."

The Hawks also were fined $50,000, with commissioner David Stern ruling the team was "grossly negligent" in failing to address the mistake.

The protest is the first granted by the NBA since December 1982, when then-NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien upheld a request for a replay by the San Antonio Spurs after their 137-132 double-overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers the previous month. The Spurs and Lakers finished the game in April 1983, with San Antonio winning 117-114.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press, so you know it has to be true.

So my question is, how do the casinos handle this? They have already paid out winnings based on this game. If the outcome changes (point spread, etc.) do they pay off old tickets that were once loosing ones as well?

Mother Shucker

I'm over here now.
The payouts will stand.

If I remember correctly, the tickets say something about the games only counting on the day played.


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The payouts will stand.

If I remember correctly, the tickets say something about the games only counting on the day played.
yeah thats pretty much how they handle odd situations like that. they wont be taking bets either for the final minute of play but someone will try to bet it. even though most of those tickets are good for a year, even if you didnt get paid yet they should still pay you(unless you are on an island then you might get screwed)