Here are the five best plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 113-112 loss to the L.A. Clippers on Saturday afternoon...
1. Despite losing, the Wizards got off to a quick start in large part due to Otto Porter, who had 11 points in the first quarter and made his first three threes.
This was his third:
Porter finished with 27 points, his most since Oct. 27 against the Warriors.
2. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (17 rebounds) had two funny moments back-to-back in the third quarter. The first involved a cameraman sitting on the baseline. The guy got decked on a play under the basket and Jordan helped him up:
Look out below, camera dude! pic.twitter.com/GgqNAAakGH— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) December 9, 2017
Soon after that Jordan got tangled up with Tim Frazier. It was a funny juxtoposition between the smallest guy on the Wizards and the biggest guy on the Clippers:
DeAndre Jordan: slightly larger than Tim Frazier. Slightly. pic.twitter.com/nGGxLYyNMV— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) December 9, 2017
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3. This play combined Porter and Jordan. Porter hit a rainbow teardrop over Jordan:
4. This was the Wizards' best play of the game and at the time it looked like it would help them win. Bradley Beal (25 points) put in an and-1 layup with 12 seconds to go:
5. This play also involved Beal, but it didn't work out for the Wizards. With 1.2 seconds left, Beal attempted a game-winning shot but the clock started running early, negating his made jumper. The Wizards had to redo the play and couldn't convert:
Here's a look at the controversial last play between the Wizards and Clippers today. The clock clearly started early. pic.twitter.com/jVpRSuD2Qy— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) December 10, 2017
After the game, Beal shared what he heard from the referees as an explanation for the obvious mistake byhe clock operator:
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