Magic 'feel cheated' after clock error vs. Lakers

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Vucevic was the fourth player in the game to record a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic, who lost for the fifth time in a row on the road. But because the mistake was technically a clock malfunction, the officials said the teams must have a jump ball at center court instead of replaying the possession, effectively preventing the Magic from getting a final chance to win. With 0.6 seconds left, that left the game completely over. That embarrassment partly sparked the Lakers on their current run of strong form, with nine wins in 14 games since that defeat.

All of this also does make the venue important. As Mario Hezonja hurled the ball in the air, the clock started before someone even touched the ball.

"The clock is correctly reset to 0:00.6".

"Because there's no possession when the clock goes off, the ruling is that there's a jump ball, center circle", Spooner said.

A clock error and a little-used rule combined to cost the Magic a chance at beating the Lakers on Thursday (AEDT). The NBA automatically reviews all calls made in the final two minutes of a game that is within three points at any point during that time. "It's over. What are they going to do?"

Well, it looks like the National Basketball Association may beat LaVar to it as ESPN's Brian Windhorst recently reported that National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver is not only considering eliminating the "one-and-done" rule, but also wants the league to start developing relations with premiere players while they're still in high school. "Nobody touched it. The clock expired before it even got to whoever, and so I think we should've gotten the ball back".

"It's really a non-factor for us now". They didn't even give us a chance to win. "I think they've got to look into that". "Transition. I think they are second in the National Basketball Association in fast break points per game, so you have to get back".

"We feel cheated", Gordon said, per ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. As a team, the Nuggets shot 48 percent from the field and 10 of 27 from the three-point line as they showed plenty of fight to rally back from a 16-point first-half deficit, but they just had no answer for LeBron James who scored nine points down the stretch to finish with 39 points and 10 assists for the game. The Nuggets are deserved favorites at home, but I'm taking the Lakers with the points in a game they could win outright. Personally, I could have shot better from the [free-throw] stripe. But the Magic stormed back and trimmed LA's lead to 106-105 when Jonathon Simmons made one of two free throws with 33 seconds left. Defensively, we could have done better. Get the app and get the game.

The G-League already allows 18-year-olds to play, but according to reports, its players only make a maximum of $26,000 per season.

Now that we know about it, don't be surprised if the league's competition committee rewrites the rule.

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