What made it a blocking foul on Marcus Smart instead of a charge on Giannis Antetokounmpo?
Giannis was already up before smart could get set outside the restricted area
Like in the air? And where’s the restricted area?
The restricted area in the semicircle under the net. If smart was in it while taking a charge, its a blocking foul. If not its an offensive foul
So Smart was in the semicircle that’s why it was blocking?
It was a block because Marcus was too Late. You can’t just slide in after a guy has left the ground to take a charge. The offensive player has to actually charge into you and you have to be set on the ground while he lowers his shoulder and/or goes into
I see and the defender also has to be outside of the restricted area which is the semicircle under the basket?
Yes anything inside the restricted area is a block/no call