Clock Error in Lakers-Grizzlies Game Results in Extra 66 Seconds of Play, NBA Confirms

The NBA has confirmed that an error occurred during a game played between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies. The third quarter of the game lasted an additional 66 seconds due to a clock error.

The Grizzlies outscored the Lakers 33-30 in the quarter but lost the game 123-120. The error was discovered when officials realized that the shot clock was reset with 1:14 remaining in the quarter after two air balls by the Grizzlies. Memphis guard Timmy Allen’s shot was ruled invalid as it occurred after the shot clock should have already expired.

At this point, the game clock read 2:20, but the shot clock reset to 24 seconds when the Lakers took possession and inbounded the ball. Both teams scored two points during the additional 66 seconds of game time. Twitter user Ramiro Bentes pointed out the error on Saturday morning, and the NBA later confirmed it.

The Grizzlies are no longer playoff contenders, but the win was essential for the Lakers as they now have a record of 46-35 with one game left in the regular season. This victory could help them secure the No. 8 seed in the NBA play-in tournament next week.

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