Luke Kennard transformed a four-point play with 1.9 seconds to play because the visiting Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 35-point deficit to publish a 116-115 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.
The consequence tied the second-largest comeback in NBA historical past, when the Sacramento Kings escaped a 35-point gap in opposition to the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 21, 2009. The report was the Utah Jazz overturning a 36-point deficit to defeat the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 27, 1996.
The Wizards held a 115-109 lead with 11.2 seconds remaining within the fourth quarter earlier than Kennard halved the deficit with a 3-pointer.
Washington’s Kyle Kuzma was whistled for a five-second inbound violation, and Kennard drained his fourth 3-pointer of the evening whereas being fouled by Bradley Beal. Kennard sank the following foul shot to offer Los Angeles its first lead of the sport and the unbelievable victory.
The @LAClippers got here again from 35 down tonight…the NBA’s largest comeback since 2009!@LukeKennard5 added some late recreation heroics flattening the sport profitable 4-point-play! #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/jBE0uTpgzv
— NBA (@NBA) January 26, 2022
Amir Coffey scored 29 factors and Kennard completed with 25 off the bench because the Clippers improved to 2-2 on their eight-game street journey.
Beal collected 23 factors and 9 rebounds and Kuzma added 19 and 12, respectively, for the Wizards, who accomplished a 3-5 homestand with 4 straight losses.
Daniel Gafford, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope every had 12 factors and Thomas Bryant and Deni Avdija added 11 apiece for Washington.
The Wizards scored 17 of the sport’s first 19 factors, with Los Angeles unintentionally aiding the trigger by lacking its first 10 photographs from the ground. Gafford scored 10 factors in that stretch, making 4 of his 5 photographs from the ground and two free throws.
The Clippers minimize the deficit to 9 factors on the finish of the primary quarter earlier than the Wizards countered by scoring 24 of the primary 26 factors of the second to push their benefit to 56-25. Corey Kispert, Bryant, Rui Hachimura and Beal every made a 3-pointer in the course of the surge.
Reggie Jackson snapped Washington’s 17-0 run by sinking a mid-range jumper with 4:36 remaining within the second quarter.
Los Angeles tried to claw again into the competition by outscoring Washington by a 40-27 margin within the third quarter. Coffey scored 13 factors within the session because the Clippers trimmed the Wizards’ result in 93-76.
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