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Recapping every bowl game played over the holidays following the 2021 college football seasonIn the end, it was an average year. The good news is that while not every game was a thriller, there weren't a lot of blowouts. Of the 37 games played, 14 finished as one-score affairs while 11 finished with margins of at least three scores. The average margin of victory was 13.9 points per game, which is less than last year's 14.8.
Davon Reed was so excited about Aaron Gordon‘s clutch go-ahead 3-pointer, the Nuggets reserve ran to halfcourt to celebrate with Gordon.
The problem: 1.7 seconds remained in overtime, and the Clippers hadn’t called timeout (because they were out).
Despite Reed’s technical foul and the ensuing L.A. free throw,* Gordon’s basket stood as the game-winner in Denver’s 130-128 victory Wednesday.
*Though ESPN didn’t show it, Luke Kennard made a technical free throw. The point finally appeared on the telecast scoreboard just before Reggie Jackson missed a desperation heave at the buzzer.
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If teams keep celebratingprematurely, eventually one will get bit. But Gordon and the Nuggets can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy this.
Though Reed regrettably stole the spotlight late, some of the shine should go to Nikola Jokic, who had a great game overall (49 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, +14 in 41 minutes) and delivered an excellent pass to Gordon for the final bucket.
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Luke Kennard scored seven points inside the final 9 seconds.Kennard hit a 32-footer out of a timeout and then, after Washington committed a 5-second violation, sank another 3 running to his right while absorbing a foul from Bradley Beal. He finished with 25 points.