The Los Angeles Lakers Nail-biting lost to their rival clippers Friday, but it came for one of the season’s most controversial calls. Down 103-102 in the last minute, Russell Westbrook He missed the layup that would have given the Lakers the lead. LeBron James He went up for the bounce and got it and tried to pass it back to a teammate.
Clippers defender Robert Covington got in the way. He converted the pass and eventually got the ball, but when he tried to pass it out, the stewards considered him out of bounds. But Clippers coach Tai Lu disagreed with that view. Challenge the call.
The Clippers won the challenge, but in a somewhat unorthodox way. In fact, Covington has gone off limits. However, officials ruled that James got out of the boundary first when he climbed for his own bounce. The Clippers eventually won a challenge on a call that wasn’t even made. Needless to say, the Lakers weren’t happy with that.
“I strongly disagree with the referee,” coach Frank Vogel said. He said. “I think it’s the full BA. They called the play dead when Covington goes out of bounds. They tried to tell me that, because he was close to that play, LeBron was out of bounds, then the Clippers ball would be…it’s wrong…should have Our ball would be in this situation. Very frustrating.”
James himself did not even know that such calls were subject to review. “This rule has never been explained to me before, and I know every rule in this game,” James said. “I never knew you could challenge a play that wasn’t called on Earth, and that’s basically what happened.”
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This is not the first official controversy the Lakers have endured this season. In the November match against Houston RocketsLakers scored two points Kent Basemore Free throws were pulled from the board after officials found that Los Angeles was not actually at the bonus when the foul was made. The Lakers and Clippers have seen recent games set by management, too. On Christmas 2019, a controversial replay in a late game found James touched the ball one last time before running out of bounds after being stripped of the ball. Patrick Beverly.
The end result is a 27-32 Lakers record. This loss was particularly devastating as it sealed a head-to-head tiebreak for the Clippers, who had led the Lakers by 2.5 games in the standings. With Anthony Davis Outside, the Lakers are almost certain to play Part 9 versus Part 10 of the role playing now. This would force them to win two games to reach the playoffs as the No. 8 seed. If the current standings were consistent, the Clippers’ loss in match No. 7 versus No. 8 plus Laker’s win in match No. 9 versus No. 10 would put two teams in Los Angeles Angeles against each other in a winner. – Take every match in play for seed number 8. If that’s what’s going on, hopefully this game won’t be decided by a controversial call like this.