The final sequence of Saturday's Wizards-Clippers game at Staples Center offered a week's worth of highlights packed into 12 seconds of official time - a few more ticks if you count the replay granted Washington at the buzzer. It's a freak rule.
But Spooner says that the Wizards actually had an advantage on the play after the review, because the clock should have been reset to 0.1. "I don't get it, man". "With an inbounds at 1.2, that leaves, mathematically, 0.1 and that should have been where we reset it", Spooner said.
The way things have been going for the struggling Clippers, it figures a wild finish involving an arcane clock rule would be the way they'd finally win again. "Now we've got to go back and try to change into a different play with the ball in the corner".
But had the officials not made a mistake with the clock, the ending may have gone differently.
Not to get too far ahead of things, but just in case anyone is wondering, the franchise record for most consecutive 30-point games is seven held by Earl "The Pearl" Monroe who accomplished the feat back in 1968. It's the Clippers' way of recognizing another positive play from Williams. I take what the defense gives me.
But Williams has continued his otherworldly offensive play with the Clippers, routinely putting up big numbers during this recent stretch with the Clippers.
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Beal called it "a insane rule" but acknowledged "there's nothing we can do about it, and the officials said there's nothing they could do about it". "They said it's something called the. some s-- rule".
"I never complain about tough decisions and tough plays at the end of the game that referees have to make, " he said. "We should be exhausted of coming in here and saying 'On to the next one.' You run out of games eventually and these games matter". It's going to take him a couple of games. "We have to have all of our guys ready to play, this is a team game, we need all guys ready to play and we didn't have that this afternoon".
Beal echoed Brooks' thoughts about the Wizards being inconsistent with readiness, as John Wall missed his eighth straight game due to injury.
Austin Rivers hasn't started against the Wizards since the first game between the teams in the 2014/15 season and has averaged 5.7 points while shooting 14 of 32 in the six games since. "I just told Tim [Frazier], we should be exhausted of saying 'on to the next one, on to the next one.'".
Beal got loose for 16 points in the third.