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“This is a shame”: coach of NBA team Detroit not happy about controversial final against New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks won 113-111 at home against the Detroit Pistons in the NBA on Monday.

However, the Pistons seemed to be on their way to victory in Madison Square Garden. In the closing seconds they led 110-111 when a foul by home player Donte DiVincenzo on Ausar Thompson was not penalized. The ball went to the home team, after which Josh Hart gave the Knicks the lead with a lay-up and then topped it off with a free throw.

“A shame,” Pistons coach Monty Williams summarized afterwards. “This should never happen in an NBA game. This is by far the worst decision made this season.” The match officials looked into their own bosom and admitted: “We established that Thompson was the first to get to the ball and was subsequently unable to take advantage of his possession. The whistle should always have been blown for a foul.”

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For the Pistons, Cade Cunningham scored 32 points, while on the other side the spots were on Jalen Brunson, who achieved a double-double: 35 points and 12 assists. He thus played an important role in the Knicks’ victory. Match winner Hart finished with 23 points to his name.

The New York Knicks have now climbed to fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 37 wins. It was already the 49th loss of the season for the Detroit Pistons. This puts them in last place.

Other results

Toronto-Indiana: 130-122

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Brooklyn-Memphis: 111-86

Miami-Sacramento: 121-110

Pistons-coach Williams — © AP

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