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Luke Kennard leads Clippers to 116-115 win over against Wizards

Luke Kennard leads Clippers to 116-115 win over against Wizards

  • Clippers
  • Wizards
Jan 26
SW Creative
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Luke Kennard scored seven points in the final nine seconds, including the game-winning four-point play with 1.9 seconds left, which helped the Los Angeles Clippers rally from a 35-point first-half deficit to defeat the Washington Wizards 116-115 on Tuesday night.

Kennard nailed a 32-footer out of a timeout and then, as Washington made a five-second penalty, sunk another 3-pointer sprinting to his right while taking a foul from Wizards’ guard Bradley Beal, the Wizards’ three-time All-Star. Kennard then converted the free throw for the win.

“What just happened… crazy fight in this group! What a win!,” Kennard exclaimed.

It was the NBA’s second-largest rally since the 1996-97 season.

Beal was left to lament his teams fourth consecutive loss that put the Wizards to two games under.500 (23-25) for the first time this season.

“What are we trying to achieve, honestly?” Beal said post-game. “What kind of a team are we trying to be? I think that’s my biggest question to all of us as a unit. I’m very well aware of how we’re playing and how other teams are playing and what my interests are, and obviously I’m a big factor into that, too, in producing and playing well and performing. But I want to win. And we all know that. It’s just a matter of us doing it.”

Washington initially dominated the game by nine points during the half and restricted the Clippers to 13 points on 5-of-20 shooting in the second quarter.

Los Angeles progressively cut into the advantage in the third quarter, trimmed it to single digits with a 15-1 run that lasted into the fourth, and ended the game on an 11-2 run.

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