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Latest Nets embarrassment: Leaving court early at end of loss to Spurs

Jan 1, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

As expected, the San Antonio Spurs blew the Brooklyn Nets out Tuesday night, 113-92, but things got a little strange at the end.

The Spurs were just trying to dribble out the clock, but the shot clock was not off and there was 0.2 seconds left after their possession. The referees whistled a 24-second violation and gave the ball to the Nets for a perfunctory out of bounds play.

Except the Nets couldn’t inbound the ball because there were not enough Brooklyn players on the court meet league rules and start the play. The Nets had all gone to the locker room. Jason Kidd had to use a time out to stop the clock, go get players and bring them back out for the final play.

That’s not on the refs, they are there to enforce the rules. As for the Nets this season, just another brick in the wall.

  1. 1historian - Jan 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    FYI – I am a Celtics’ fan

    I (almost) feel sorry for the players, mostly KG & PP.

    I feel sorry for Kidd – he’s completely over his head.

    I DON’T feel sorry for the owner – welcome to the big leagues, Boris.

    Being also a Pats’ fan, ergo obnoxious and arrogant, I am enjoying this.

  2. davidly - Jan 2, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    This is on the scorekeeper who let the time run to zero, which sounded the game clock.

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