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L2M Report says 4-point play taken away from Lou Williams was correct call

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The Boston Celtics came away with a thrilling 141-133 double-overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, but not without some controversy.

With the Celtics up by three with just over 27 seconds remaining in the first overtime period, Clippers guard Lou Williams was fouled by Gordon Hayward and then thrust up a 3-point shot that went in.

However, officials ruled that the foul by Hayward was on the floor, nullifying a potential four-point play.

On Friday, the NBA released its Last Two Minute Report and revealed that the correct call was, in fact, made and that Hayward did foul Williams prior to the act of shooting, via Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.

The Clippers would go on to force a second extra session, but the Celtics proved to be too much in the end.

Williams poured in 35 points in the loss, going 14-of-33 from the floor and 3-of-9 from 3-point range. He added eight assists and six rebounds.

On the season overall, the 33-year-old is averaging 19.5 points, 3.1 boards and 5.9 assists in over 30 minutes per game, all while shooting 41.2 percent from the floor, 35 percent from deep and 86.3 percent from the free-throw line.

Lou Williams is now in his third season with the Clippers after being acquired in the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets during the summer of 2017. The Memphis native has enjoyed the best run of his NBA career in Los Angeles, as he averaged 22.6 and 20 points per game, respectively, in each of his first two seasons with the club.

The Clippers enter the All-Star break with a record of 37-18.