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Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) shoots a three-point shot at the end of Game 6 of Friday's playoff game in Washington. Pierce's basket went in, but after review it was ruled that time had expired, giving the Hawks the win and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals. - photo by Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series. The shot swished, apparently tying the score at the buzzer. Pierce raised his arms; both teams began thinking about OT. Then, though, the play was reviewed, showing the clock expired before Pierce released the basketball.