I guess the Spurs could argue that it didn't end "well" for them, but that's just the nature of sports. There's got to a winner and a loser, and though the Spurs ended up the latter they had a legitimate chance to become the former. All things considered, basketball fans got a hell of a show, the Thunder got the win they deserved, and the Spurs got a very real chance to steal that win away from them. The officials put the whistles away, missed two blatantly obvious offsetting calls, and the drama that ensued made for quite possibly the most entertaining moment of the NBA playoffs. No reason to - quite literally - cry foul when the same team likely would have won if the game was officiated correctly.
Yeah, Dion Waiters reaching out and making contact with Manu Ginobili before throwing a terrible pass and inevitably turning the ball over anyway was an egregiously poor decision. He paid the price for that decision by giving the Spurs a potential game winning possession. Would people have felt better about the outcome of that game had Ginobili been given freebies to put his team ahead after he too had gotten away with committing a fairly obvious infraction? Would it have been more entertaining if Waiters was sent to the line to extend the the Thunder lead after Ginobili stepped on the line? As far as controversial endings go, that one felt like it actually ended up working out equally well for both teams. It was like a beautiful disaster. Organized chaos at it's finest. In the matchup of Dion Waiter's moment of stupidity versus Manu Ginobili's career's worth of flopping we'll call it a draw. Instead of bitching about some unforgettably bad officiating, let's focus on the fact that we got to witness an awesome, "edge of your seat" conclusion to an NBA playoff game instead of watching another 30 point shellacking. Fuck what your mother told you, in this case two wrongs absolutely made a right.