The Washington Wizards were the beneficiaries of a last-second goal-tending call that sealed their dramatic 101-100 comeback win over the New York Knicks at The O2.
Trailing 100-99, the Wizards inbounded the ball with 3.3 seconds left and Thomas Bryant drove the lane. His floater was swatted away by the Knicks’ Allonzo Trier with 0.4 seconds on the clock.
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Unfortunately for Trier, Bryant’s shot was over the cylinder and he was whistled for goal-tending by the officials – meaning Bryant was awarded two points that gave the Wizards a 101-100 lead. The call was reviewed by video officials and was upheld.
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That left enough time for the Knicks, who took a time out, to set up a last-second shot but Emmanuel Mudiay’s turnaround jump shot was off the mark, sealing a dramatic comeback win for the Wizards.
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