“This is an example of a defensive foul, committed prior to the start of the upward shooting motion by the offensive player. The defensive player, Damian Lillard, initiates illegal contact with the offensive player, Donovan Mitchell, prior to him gathering the ball and starting his upward motion to shoot. Because this is not a foul in the act of shooting, no free throws shall be awarded. Please note that when there is no penalty situation in effect, if a defender takes a foul against an offensive player with the ball to stop play, no continuation will be awarded unless the offensive player has already started an upward shooting motion towards the basket or it is imminent that the game or shot clock will expire or he is driving to the basket. Neither of those prerequisites are met here, and therefore, this is not a foul in the act of shooting.”