WHAT AN ENDING: Josh Hart hits game-winning And-1 layup to give New York Knicks victory over Detroit Pistons

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 at 07:55
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This game featured one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and one of the most disappointing teams this season. However, it was entertaining till the end as after a wild scramble, Josh Hart hit the game-winning and-1 layup to give the New York Knicks a 113-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden.
It was a crazy ending to this game, as with 20 seconds left Jalen Brunson missed a go ahead 3-pointer. The Knicks got the offensive rebound but turned it over. Rather than holding the ball, Detroit pushed it up the court where they lost it, and it eventually got into the hands of the All-Star point guard for New York. He then kicked it to Hart, who hit the and-1 layup to give his team the lead.
Jalen Brunson scored a game high 35 points while also dishing out 12 assists. Josh Hart scored 23 points including the most important bucket of the game while Donte DiVincenzo had 21 points and 5 made triples. Bojan Bodganovic recorded 13 points off the bench.
For the Pistons, Cade Cunningham led his team with 32 points and 8 assists with 5 made three pointers. Jaden Ivey and former Knick Quentin Grimes each scored 14 points while Jalen Duren finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds. Simone Fontecchio had 12 points in his 33 minutes of play.
This win improves the Knicks to 35-23, which makes them 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2 games behind the 3-seeded Bucks. This win was huge for New York as they continue to fight for a top 4 spot so they can host a round 1 playoff matchup. They are 4-6 over their last 10 games and will look to build off this momentum tomorrow when they face off against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Meanwhile, this loss drops the Pistons to 8-49, which is last in the NBA. At this point, Detroit is just hoping to continue developing their young core before adding more talent to their squad this offseason. Their next game will be tomorrow against the Chicago Bulls.