Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14
What do you have to do to win a game in the NBA? Martell Webster was ready to play the hero for the 0-9 Washington Wizards on Wednesday night (say that 10 times fast), but his attempt came up a split-second short as the officials overturned his last-touch layup and gave the Atlanta Hawks a 101-100 victory instead. The Wizards have had a rough season, but things appeared to finally be on their side Wednesday evening. After coming up just short game after game (of their first nine losses, just three were by 10 points or more), Nene was back from injury, and Washington pushed Atlanta to overtime and held a slim lead in the final seconds. But then Kyle Korver nailed a 3-pointer, leaving the Wizards a point shy with 1.9 seconds left. Kevin Seraphin, who had put the Wizards ahead the possession before, took a hook shot to tie the game. As his shot missed, Webster leapt after the ball, scooting a layup into the basket that appeared to drop just before time ran out. The Wizards celebrated only to have the officials review the play and find out that Webster, in fact, had not gotten the layup off before time expired. “We all ran back here,” Webster said in the locker room after the game. “We thought we had won. Our video guy is showing it over and over.” But alas, it was not to be. There would be no holiday miracle for the Wizards, who must now wait until Saturday to try to knock off the Bobcats for their first win of the season. Check out a highlight of the game, including the last-second try by the Wizards, in the video below. Photo of the Day Kevin Love is back, to the tune of 34 points and 14 rebounds. Yikes. Quote of the Day “That amazes the free world, when he makes those free throws.” – Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who is such a hoot when he talks about Tiago Splitter Tweet of the Day We would tend to agree. @NESN ridiculous and disappointing. Its time to just play the game already.— Kaileen Powers (@Lady_kPOW) November 22, 2012 Video of the Day Indeed, Reggie Evans did get fined. The flopping rule is officially in effect.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jay Cutler to start again due to Jimmy Clausen concussion

Aldon Smith was reportedly drinking with Ray McDonald

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17 with injury

Dwyane Wade hopes Heat fans give LeBron a warm reception

Adam Silver: No NBA team is tanking

Penguins having three more players tested for mumps

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jay Cutler is not the answer for the Titans

Josh Smith released by Detroit Pistons in surprising move

13 amazing NFL stats from Week 16

JJ Watt's bloody face defines 2014 campaign

Dominic Raiola insists he didn't intentionally stomp opponent

Jets call themselves the best 3-12 team in NFL history

WATCH: BYU, Memphis fight after Miami Beach Bowl

FSU sends recruit 75 reasons to play for Seminoles

Dale Earnhardt Jr., girlfriend wear great Christmas sweaters

Brandon Marshall: Raiola mocked my mental illness

Don't mess with Seahawks punter Jon Ryan

Niners OT asked Manti Te'o about his fake girlfriend

Darren Sproles' wife Michel fires back at Eagles critics

Steve Smith expects 'couch quarterback' criticism

WATCH: Tennessee walk-on gets scholarship as bowl gift

Raiders player gives game check to young girl in need

Game of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Yankees pay for education of slain officer's children

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

BYU, Memphis fight after bowl game

FSU sends recruit an eccentric pitch

Brandon Marshall unloads on Raiola

Did Aldon Smith violate probation?

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17

An appreciation for Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab touchdown celebrations

D-Wade: Heat fans should cheer LeBron

Niners OT asked Te'o about fake girlfriend

Sproles' wife fires back at Eagles critics

Game of the week: Lions vs. Packers

'Manny' is the must-watch documentary about Manny Pacquiao

Breaking up the Brooklyn Nets

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.