NBA Roundup: Knicks Secure Controversial Win Over Pistons 113-111

NBA Roundup: In a thrilling matchup, the New York Knicks clinched a contentious 113-111 victory against the Detroit Pistons, with Josh Hart’s decisive layup just 2.8 seconds before the buzzer.

With 8.5 seconds remaining and Detroit leading 111-110, a flagrant missed call set up Hart’s game-winning basket. Donte DiVincenzo of New York dove for the ball close to half court and drove it between Ausar Thompson’s legs as he attempted to gain possession of it.

NBA Roundup: Knicks Secure Controversial Win Over Pistons 113-111

There was no foul called, and Jalen Brunson of the Knicks got possession of the ball before passing it to Hart for the game-winning basket. Crew chief James Williams later acknowledged that the non-call by the referees was incorrect.

For the 14th time in a row, the Knicks upset the Pistons behind a 35-point performance and 12 assists from Brunson. Detroit, who has lost six straight, was led by Cade Cunningham, who finished with 32 points and 8 assists.

HEAT 121, KINGS 110

With Bam Adebayo scoring 28 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out seven assists, the Miami bench was severely thin, with Kevin Love and Haywood Highsmith scoring a combined 34 points, and the visiting Heat managed to stave off Sacramento.

Miami wasn’t there. Jimmy Butler, Terry Rozier, and Nikola Jovic all out with knee injuries, and Jimmy Butler, Thomas Bryant, and Tyler Herro are suspended for their roles in a brawl that happened on Friday in New Orleans. Nevertheless, it was the Heat’s fourth consecutive victory.

The Kings were led by 28 points from Keegan Murray and 27 from De’Aaron Fox, who also grabbed 8 rebounds. Despite only scoring 14 points, Domantas Sabonis ended with a game-high 14 rebounds and 10 assists as Sacramento’s three-game winning streak came to an end.


With a complete blowout of Memphis, visiting Brooklyn secured its first victory under interim coach Kevin Ollie with to 18 points from Dennis Schroder.

In Ollie’s third game after taking over for Jacque Vaughn, the Nets dominated after being outscored by 93 points in their previous three games. Brooklyn allowed its lowest point total of the season to snap a four-game losing streak and win for the second time in nine games. For the Nets, Cam Thomas scored 14 further points before leaving due to a right ankle injury.

With 17 points, Lamar Stevens led the Grizzlies, while Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 15 but was only 2 of 12 from the field. After finishing with their lowest point total of the year, Memphis suffered its 11th straight loss in 13 games.


Scottie Barnes finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists; RJ Barrett scored nine of his team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter; and Toronto defeated Indiana in Indianapolis for its third straight victory despite Bennedict Mathurin scoring a career-high 34 points.

Toronto utilized a fourth-quarter push to seize the lead for good in a contest that saw 10 ties and 21 lead changes. For the Raptors, Jakob Poeltl contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Immanuel Quickley ended with 19 points.

In the game against his old team, Myles Turner contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Pascal Siakam of the Pacers finished with 27 points and nine rebounds.

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