August 15, 2014

Byron Scott: Clock started late on Brandon Jennings’ game-winner (Video)

I felt we came out ready to play. I don’t want to get fined, so I’m not going to say anything about the clock starting late on the last shot. They have to figure out a way to do something about that. Bottom line is it doesn’t count or you have to take it out again. Looking at it again in the locker room a couple of times, the shot shouldn’t have counted. The clock started too late.

– Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott, Saturday, following a three-point loss to the Milwaukee Bucks via a game-winning three-point shot by guard Brandon Jennings. Kyrie Irving tied the game with 0.7 seconds remaining.

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  • Harv 21

    the local clock guy gets a cramp in his trigger finger. Unprecedented, shocking.

  • Shrimp Bisque

    He still got the shot off with .4 on the clock. I don’t think it was all that slow starting, honeslty.

  • Ray

    Coach was right. But hey, I’m fine knowing that our guys would’ve won in OT, but also getting another ping pong ball in the hopper.

  • http://twitter.com/Pelderskelter Patrick Elder

    The refs also shaved about a second off of the Bucks’ shot clock a possession or two prior, which caused Jennings’ 2-pointer to be discounted, so it went both ways. Nothing to complain about here.

  • zonk

    The clock started after he caught the ball; pivoted, and jumped….pretty sure that took him more than .4 but then again I prefer lobster bisque…