Josh Hart's late basket after wild possession helps Knicks nip Pistons 113-111

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Hart made the go-ahead basket with 2.8 seconds left after a chaotic possession, and the New York Knicks beat the Detroit Pistons 113-111 on Monday night.

Jalen Brunson had 35 points and 12 assists for the Knicks, and it was his missed 3-point attempt with 20 seconds remaining that started the wild back-and-forth that led to Hart’s basket.

Detroit's Ausur Thompson stole a pass by Donte DiVincenzo. But Thompson then lost the ball during a collision along the sideline, the Knicks came up with it and Brunson found Hart under the basket for his layup.

Hart added 23 points and DiVincenzo had 21 for the Knicks, who beat the Pistons for the 14th straight time.

Cade Cunningham scored 32 points and Jalen Duren had 11 points and 16 rebounds for Detroit.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star Scottie Barnes had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season and Toronto beat Indianapolis.

RJ Barrett scored 24 points for the Raptors. Rookie Gradey Dick added 18 points and matched his season high with four 3-pointers for Toronto, which won its third straight.

Bennedict Mathurin matched his career high with 34 points for the Pacers. Pascal Siakam had 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists against his former team. But All-Star Tyrese Haliburton struggled for Indiana, finishing with nine points.



The Associated Press