Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal was extremely frustrated after his team blew a 35-point lead against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Wizards were 66-31 up over the Clippers on their home court with just over one minute left to play in the game.
The Wizards then relaxed while the Clippers refused to quit. The Clippers then pulled off a miracle as they beat the Wizards 116-115. "I have no words," Beal said after the game. "Besides 'embarrassing.' " The Wizards were up by eight with 38 seconds left to play but somehow ended up losing.
Beal was frustrated the guys didn't get the job done
"I was frustrated when I had to go back in," Beal added. "This should have been a game where the starters get their rest. Plain and simple." For the third time this season the Wizards erased a deficit of 24 or more points to win.
"Why do we keep doing that to ourselves?" Clippers guard Luke Kennard said after the win. "I don't know. I don't want to do it anymore, though. "Man, that was crazy." The Clippers were without their top two stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The Clippers were also without Marcus Morris Sr. "It's crazy," said coach Tyrann Lue. "Because when I looked at the score [at one point] in the first half, I thought we were down 19. And I looked again, I said, 'We're down 29!' I said, 'Oh s---!' It happened so quick.
"We kept chipping away. I know when it was like 17 going into the fourth, and I think when we got to 10, I was like, OK, we got a real shot." Meanwhile, Clippers' Amir Coffey said it was probably the crazeist game he has been a part of.
"Probably the craziest game I've ever been a part of," Coffey said. "January been wild. You never know when the game is over. Play through the buzzer. "Like tonight, anything can happen."