Clippers clock operator starts timer early on the Wizards' final play

Milos Teodosic

Milos Teodosic

When it was replayed, there was 1.1 seconds on the clock, and the ball was inbounded closer to the baseline. Otto Porter Jr. had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Scott had 22 points off the bench for the Southeast Division-leading Wizards. It may not seem like much, but 1.2 seconds is a reasonable amount of time to get a good look off in an National Basketball Association game, and a few tenths of a second is the difference between, for example, being able to catch and shoot versus only having enough time for a tip.

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (8-15): Los Angeles got one player back from injury on Wednesday when Danilo Gallinari (glute) returned from a 13-game absence. It took Los Angeles over four minutes to get on the board, but they would recover with a 16-4 run to bring the game within one point.

The Clippers built a 13-point lead at halftime, but the Wizards found their offense in the second half, especially from Beal. Upon realizing their error, the refs made the decision to give the Wizards possession for a redo, only this time the Wizards were inexplicably pinned in the corner on the inbounds, and with a tenth of a second less on the play clock.

Williams, with just eight seconds left to go in the game and the Clippers down two, had the ball at the top of the key and dribbled left before pulling for a three-pointer.

The slid into a four-game losing streak following a 113-107 defeat to the at on Wednesday night. But that allowed too much time for a scorer like Lou Williams, who pulled up about five feet behind the 3-point arc, with Beal in his face, to make a 3-pointer that, ultimately, would provide the final margin. Instead, Brooks made pointed comments about his team. "It's tough, they had nothing to do with the offensive rebound and they had nothing to do with guys not ready to play", Brooks said.

"I was ready to play the whole game", he said when asked if he had a minutes restriction Saturday, as he had against Minnesota, when he played only 25:58. Center Marcin Gortat was forced to take a contested 21-foot jump shot that missed, ending the game.

Beal started the game 0 for 5. Markieff Morris played sporadically in the second half after picking up his third foul early in the third. However, Satoransky blew a pair of free throws with 51.9 seconds remaining with the Wizards up four points.

Not confusing is what Williams meant Saturday for a Clippers team desperate to see a positive. But by the end, Washington experienced 1.1 seconds of tough luck. It's a freak rule.

"To me it kind of didn't make sense because it took a basket away and you go back and (officials) said we get the same amount of time", Beal said. The ball was placed in the corner.

"It's frustrating; just a little beyond frustrating at this point", said Beal, who has been picking up the slack as the Wizards have been playing without John Wall (knee) for the past two weeks. "It just was what it was".

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