The Wizards led by two points early in the fourth quarter of their 96-88 loss to the New York Knicks when Bradley Beal missed a three pointer and Jason Kidd was alone, out front, on a fastbreak.
John Wall came from behind to contest the shot, slapping it as Kidd laid it up against the glass. Officials called goaltending, but Wall thought that he recorded a clean block. He leaped, pumped his fist, angrily stormed away and screamed before collecting a technical foul. Carmelo Anthony made the technical free throw to give the Knicks a 78-77 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
“I thought it was,” Wall said, when asked if the block was clean. “I was tired. I chased him down. So, I thought it was a block. After I seen the replay, it was a block, but so be it, I’ll take my tech. I can’t do nothing about it but move forward.”
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