The conclusion of a one-point loss to the LA Clippers on Saturday left the Washington Wizards scratching their heads over what star guard Bradley Beal called a “freak rule.”
The Clippers won the game at Staples Center 113-112 thanks to Lou Williams’ 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining, but the aftermath of the reserve guard’s clutch shot was filled with drama.
After the Wizards used a timeout to set up a potential go-ahead score, backup point guard Tomas Satoransky inbounded the ball to Beal on the left baseline. Beal converted the jumper following a dribble, but it was discounted when the buzzer sounded with the ball in his hands.
Beau Benzschawel, OG, Wisconsin — The Badgers linemen pull better than perhaps any other team in the country and Benzschawel is among the best. The 6-6, 317-pound junior helped the Badgers pile up 287 rushing yards against Minnesota. No. 66 had the key block on a 53-yard touchdown run for freshman running back Jonathan Taylor, who had 149 yards on 20 carries.
Ryan Carter, CB, Clemson — Carter is only 5-9, but knows how to make plays. The 180-pound cornerback got his second interception of the season against South Carolina, returning it for a 12-yard touchdown in Clemson’s 34-10 victory.
The Chiefs were the last NFL team to lose this season, running off five straight victories to begin the year.
They have since dropped four of five, including two straight, but hope to right the ship Sunday against the visiting Bills.
“This team is ready to get back to work and get back on track,” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Wednesday. “That’s where I am at. I think this team realizes we can’t talk our way out of this. You just have to go do it and that is the only remedy. I think we are anxious to do that.