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NBA confirms Grizzlies and Lakers played over extra minute in Friday’s game

In a revelation by Jonah Dylan of Memphis Commercial Appeal, it has been confirmed by the NBA that the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers inadvertently played an additional 1 minute and 6 seconds during Friday night’s game.

During the third quarter of the game, a shot clock violation led to a stoppage at 1:14 on the clock, but when the shot clock was reset, the game clock was erroneously reset from 1:14 to 2:20, leading to the extended playtime, unnoticed by both teams and officials. The extra time played in the third quarter saw minimal scoring, with the score tied at 2-2.

While the Grizzlies briefly took the lead during the extra time, the Lakers capitalized on opportunities, securing a critical victory.

In addition to the clock error, the NBA’s Last 2 Minute report highlighted officiating issues, indicating missed traveling violations by LeBron James and a missed foul call on Rui Hachimura.

For the Grizzlies, the outcome of Friday’s game held little significance as they were already eliminated from playoff contention. However, it was a crucial win for the Lakers, propelling them into sole possession of the No. 8 seed in the NBA Play-In Tournament race.

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