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 o...