Clock error led to overtime in Lakers vs Grizzlies game

Clock error led to overtime in Lakers vs Grizzlies game

The Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies played over 13 minutes in the third quarter on Friday due to a clock error that was not noticed until after the game. The NBA confirmed the error, stating that the game clock was inaccurately set during the third quarter of the game. After a shot clock violation, the clock was set at 2:20 when it should have been at 1:14. Unfortunately, the error went unnoticed by both teams, referees, game clock operator, and stats crew.

The error was not identified in time to correct it during the game, and it only came to light on social media the following day. This mistake occurred at the end of a season where the Lakers played a total of 82 regular-season games, including an extra game in the in-season tournament. The Lakers now have an opportunity to secure the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference by winning their final regular-season game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Depending on the outcome of the Suns’ last game against the Timberwolves, the Lakers could face either the Pelicans or Phoenix in the play-in tournament. The results of the Sacramento-Portland and Golden State-Utah games could also impact the Lakers’ seeding in the play-in tournament if they lose to New Orleans. Despite the clock error and other uncertainties, the Lakers have a chance to solidify their position in the playoffs with a victory in their next game against the Pelicans.

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