Wizards livid over 'disrespectful' shot by Warriors at end of game

By Jordan Heck 3 April 2017
Wizards livid over 'disrespectful' shot by Warriors at end of game

Leading 137-115 with under 10 seconds to play, the Warriors' JaVale McGee attempted a 3-pointer against the Wizards, and Washington players weren't happy about it. 

The Wizards weren't happy because the Warriors broke an unwritten rule in basketball. Usually with time running out, especially in a blowout, the team with the lead just drains the shot clock to zero, takes the violation and lets the game end mercifully.

That didn't happen Sunday night.

"It was very disrespectful," Brandon Jennings said.

Jennings, seeing McGee going for the 3-point attempt, purposely fouled the Warriors center for taking the shot.

"Thank God he didn't go to the rack, it probably would have been worse for him. But any time like that, I think you should let [the] clock run out. I think it was already disrespectful that they were trying to get Draymond a triple-double, Steph was out there with 40. So, I just felt it was disrespectful."

John Wall stood up for his teammate: "Whenever a team is up like that, supposedly, you just hold the ball and take a shot-clock violation. So what Brandon did, I don't think it was dirty. I think it was the right play. You don't let nobody try to embarrass you and I think that's what they were trying to do."

McGee, however, didn't really care about their comments.

"I'm glad Brandon fouled me," he said. "I was going to air ball that three. Shout out to Brandon Jennings."

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