Lou Williams’ game-winning three caps wild Clippers victory vs. Wizards

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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.

It started with an Austin Rivers three to put the Clippers up 110-109 with 12 seconds left. DeAndre Jordan got the assist on this one off a critical offensive rebound.

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 Lou Williams closed the game with a pull-up three from 29 feet that Beal defended very well, but unless you are guarding Stephen Curry you let the guy take that shot. Williams drained it.

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.