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Shot Clock Malfunction Impacts Lakers-Warriors Game Causing Drama

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During a recent Golden State Warriors vs LA Lakers game, the automated shot clock unexpectedly reset in the middle of the Warriors’ possession, causing confusion and controversy. The game’s credibility was called into doubt by fans and critics after user @2MANYBRIDGES brought attention to this technical issue on Twitter.

Shot-clock causes huges confusion during Lakers-Warriors clash

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During a high-stakes moment, with the Warriors trailing by a slim margin, the shot clock suddenly reset. The Warriors’ offense, meticulously planning their play, found themselves caught off guard. The clock, which should have been ticking down, inexplicably reverted to a fresh 24 seconds. The confusion was palpable, and fans and players alike were left scratching their heads.

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Lakers superstar LeBron James was also griping about the long delays that disrupted the flow of the highly anticipated match. With eight rebounds, nine assists, and a season-high forty points on 15/23 shooting in between the stops, James was unstoppable. Lakers’ James, however, fell short of the combined 57 points scored by Curry and Klay Thompson in the Warriors’ victory.

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The Impact of a Shot Clock Reset on the Game

In basketball, the shot clock is very important since it sets the tempo of play and forces teams to make shots before the allotted time runs out. This momentum is upset by an unplanned reset, which might work to the advantage of the other team.

A mid-possession reset might have given the Warriors an unfair advantage in this instance. Imagine that the Warriors are trying to find a solid scoring opportunity with a few seconds left on the shot clock. They effectively have an extra 24 seconds to run their offense thanks to an unexpected reset, which might make a basket easier.

 

But the Warriors might potentially suffer from the reset. The reset would compel them to change their approach and possibly rush a less-than-ideal shot if they were deliberately milking the clock to run down time before a late-game play.

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