(ATLANTA) — The Washington Wizards thought they had their first win of the season. The Atlanta Hawks got saved by the bell.
Kyle Korver hit the go-ahead three pointer with 1.9 seconds left in overtime, Martell Webster’s shot was disallowed at the buzzer and the Hawks defeated the Wizards 101-100 on Wednesday night in Atlanta.
Following the Korver three, the Wizard’s inbounds pass went to Kevin Seraphin who air-balled a hook shot, but Webster grabbed the miss and put in a layup as the buzzer sounded. The officials went to video review and concluded the ball did not leave his hand in time.
The Wizards dropped to an NBA-worst 0-10 with the defeat. “For the first time we really played,” Washington forward Nene said. “We played good.”
The Hawks (6-4) got 25 points and 12 rebounds from Josh Smith, to overcome a subpar free throw shooting and rebounding performance.
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Jill Martin, CNN