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Hurt, 15-0 run for Lipscomb beat Austin Peay 87-84

Hurt, 15-0 run for Lipscomb beat Austin Peay 87-84

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Malcolm Smith made a go-ahead layup with 1:02 left and Martin Smith followed with a clinching dunk as the twins from Clarksville led a 15-0 run through the final 3 minutes to push Lipscomb over Austin Peay 87-84 Tuesday night.

Freshman Stephen Hurt set career-highs with 23 points and 18 rebounds for the Bisons.

After Malcolm Smith's layup put Lipscomb (5-5) up 85-84, Austin Peay missed two layups and four free throws, including two by Jeremy Purvis with 14 seconds left. Martin Smith's dunk came with 6 seconds left, and capped the 15-0 run in which he scored seven points.

Martin Smith finished with 19 points and Malcolm Smith had 12. Khion Sankey added 13 points and seven assists.

Anthony Campbell paced the Governors (4-7) with a career-high 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Chris Horton blocked six shots, and Austin Peay blocked 10 as a team.

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Bradley Beal ejected from Wizards season opener

Bradley Beal ejected from Wizards season opener

Down seven points with almost a minute left in the fourth quarter, Bradley Beal was ejected from the Wizards-Mavericks game at American Airlines Center.

Beal was initially fouled on a play against Kristaps Porzingis. The Wizards guard received his first of back-to-back technicals after ensuing contact with Mavs guard Luka DonÄŤić, where they both were given technical fouls. Beal clapped at the assessment and waved off the referees as they doled out a second technical foul and ejected him from the game. 

We like this explanation much better. Ultimately, the Wizards lost 108-100 in Dallas to open their 2019 NBA season.

Beal was previously ejected in Game 4, Round 1 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, spurring the Wizards to tie the series 2-2 against the eventual NBA Champions, Toronto Raptors.

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Scott Brooks just used the first challenge in Wizards history

Scott Brooks just used the first challenge in Wizards history

The Wizards debuted their new rotation for the 2019 season Wednesday night in Dallas against the Mavericks, and Scott Brooks decided to take advantage of the newest league rule.

With 6:57 left in the third quarter, Ish Smith was called for a shooting foul and Brooks thought otherwise. 

While the challenge was unsuccessful and the call stood, knowing that the possibility of an overturned call is out there this season should make for some interesting moments.

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