The Flash and 14ers replayed the final 24.2 seconds of the December 26th game that was protested after an error that involved the Celtics 2 rookies.
In that December 26th game, the scorers gave a foul to Bill Walker that was actually called on JR Giddens. With 24.2 seconds left in the game, Bill Walker was called for a foul and fouled out of the game when he actually had just 5 fouls because of the earlier error. The league agreed with the Flash protest and so the final 24.2 seconds of the game was replayed tonight. When the teams took the court to replay the final 24.2 seconds, the score was tied at 102 and the 14ers would have the ball.
It was a little odd because Walker, who was at the center of the error, was playing in Boston with the Celtics tonight but Giddens is with the Flash and had a hand in the win. He inbounded the ball to Ronald Dupree (who wasn't with the Flash on 12/26) for a buzzer beating layup and a Flash 104-102 win.
Following the bizarre replay of the final seconds of that game, the two teams squared off for the regularly scheduled game, which the Flash also won, this time 124-112.
JR Giddens had another solid game with 21 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block in 35 mimutes of play. He shot 10-14 from the field for the game.
With two wins in one night, the Flash improves to 31-18 and is host to the Idaho Stampede, also 31-18, Saturday with the West Division title spot on the line—the winner gaining a second seed in the NBA Development League playoffs and a host spot in the first round. The game is at 9:00 PM ET. Since the Celtics don't play on Saturday, it would be a good time to catch Giddens and the Flash and see the progress being made by the Celtics Rookie. You can watch all D-League games on NBA Futurecast.