Williams' 3-pointer lifts Clippers to 119-116 win over Nets

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Published 11:50 p.m. ET March 17, 2019 | Updated 1:02 a.m. ET March 18, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams continues to prove that he is not only the Los Angeles Clippers’ most valuable player, but the NBA’s leading candidate for Sixth Man of the Year.

The veteran guard continued his hot play since the All-Star break, nailing a 28-foot 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer to give the Clippers a 119-116 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.

Williams’ buzzer-beater capped a rollercoaster game where the Clippers squandered two double-digit leads in the second half and the Nets saw an 18-point cushion in the second quarter evaporate before halftime.

“I can’t explain that game. It made no sense,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “The game was disjointed and it was a full of runs. The game was won, then it’s lost, or tied, and then we made a miracle shot.”

The victory was Rivers’ 300th as Clippers coach, making him the seventh coach in NBA history with 300 or more regular-season wins with two or more teams.

Los Angeles led 116-106 with 1:02 remaining, only to see Brooklyn score 10 straight points and tie it with 5.3 seconds remaining on DeMarre…

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