Matinee NBA games can be sloppy games, but the Wizards and Clippers put on an entertaining show at Staples Center Saturday.
With one wild ending.
Bradley Beal answered with a driving and-1 layup. Beal faked going for a dribble handoff and cut to the rim and Rivers lost him, opening the door for the Wizards to go up 112-110.
The Wizards had one more chance in a strange ending. The scorekeeper started the clock early on what might have been a Beal game-winner, which was nullified for going in after the buzzer. After review, the referees gave the Wizards another attempt, but all they got off was a contested Marcin Gortat three that had no chance.
The 113-112 Clippers win was their first without Blake Griffin this season.