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NBA: New York Knicks Secure Controversial Victory Against Detroit Pistons with Referee Assistance



NBA: New York Knicks Secure Controversial Victory Against Detroit Pistons with Referee Assistance

On Monday night, the New York Knicks secured a 113-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons, with Josh Hart (28) delivering the decisive layup with just 2.8 seconds remaining in the game.

Hart’s game-winning play was set up by a controversial missed call with 8.5 seconds left when New York’s Donte DiVincenzo collided with Ausar Thompson without a foul being called. This led to Jalen Brunson passing to Hart for the crucial basket, despite later admission by crew chief James Williams that the referees had erred in not making the call.

Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with an impressive 35 points and 12 assists, securing their 14th consecutive win over the Pistons. Cade Cunningham starred for Detroit with 32 points and eight assists, although it wasn’t enough to end their six-game losing streak.

In another game, the Miami Heat defeated the Sacramento Kings 121-110 despite missing key players due to suspensions and injuries. Bam Adebayo led the way with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, while the depleted Miami bench contributed 34 points from Kevin Love and Haywood Highsmith. Keegan Murray led the Kings with 28 points, followed closely by De’Aaron Fox with 27 points and eight rebounds.

The Brooklyn Nets secured a wire-to-wire victory against the Memphis Grizzlies, earning their first win under interim coach Kevin Ollie. Dennis Schroder scored 18 points to lead the Nets, while Memphis struggled, with Lamar Stevens scoring 17 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. managing just 15 points on 2-for-12 shooting.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors outlasted the Indiana Pacers 130-122, with Scottie Barnes recording a triple-double of 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists. RJ Barrett contributed 24 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to secure Toronto’s third consecutive win. Despite a career-high-matching 34 points from Bennedict Mathurin, the Pacers fell short, with Pascal Siakam posting 27 points and nine rebounds for Indiana.

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