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Latest Nets embarrassment: Leaving court early at end of loss to Spurs

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd looks on during the second half against the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center on December 18, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Wizards defeat the Nets 113-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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As expected, the San Antonio Spurs blew the Brooklyn Nets out Tuesday night, 113-92, but things got a little strange at the end.

The Spurs were just trying to dribble out the clock, but the shot clock was not off and there was 0.2 seconds left after their possession. The referees whistled a 24-second violation and gave the ball to the Nets for a perfunctory out of bounds play.

Except the Nets couldn’t inbound the ball because there were not enough Brooklyn players on the court meet league rules and start the play. The Nets had all gone to the locker room. Jason Kidd had to use a time out to stop the clock, go get players and bring them back out for the final play.

That’s not on the refs, they are there to enforce the rules. As for the Nets this season, just another brick in the wall.