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The NBA has denied the New York Knicks’ protest of their February 12 loss to the Houston Rockets, where an incorrect foul call affected the outcome.

The Knicks sought a review after the game ended 105-103, but the protest was unsuccessful. Only six protests in NBA history have been upheld, with the last one occurring in 2007.

“Under the standard for NBA game protests, New York was required to demonstrate that there was a misapplication of the official playing rules, as opposed to an error in judgment by game officials,” the league said in its statement.

“Because the foul call at issue reflected an error in judgment, New York did not demonstrate a misapplication of the playing rules, and the extraordinary remedy of upholding a game protest was not warranted.”