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1. The Clippers’ play over the final 94 seconds was reminiscent of their playoff collapse against Oklahoma City. They failed to defend three-point shooters, or defended them too zealously (see Blake Griffin knocking down Alan Anderson on a corner three-pointer). They designed dumb plays (see
2. The final play was an abomination. With 1.3 seconds left, all you have time for is a catch-and-shoot play or maybe one dribble. Hawes tried to take an inbounds pass from
3. Griffin shouldered much of the blame for the late struggles. It was the right move for Griffin to blame himself after fouling out on a play that gave the Nets a two-point lead and missing two free throws in the final minute. It showed leadership and his desire to not let something like that happen again. "Down the stretch, that's on me," Griffin said afterward. "I missed two free throws and fouled a three-point shooter, put him on the line to give them a two-point lead. I've got to be a lot better than that. I was bad tonight."