Josh Hart’s late basket after wild possession helps Knicks nip Pistons Loop Jamaica

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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 in the NBA 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.

HEAT 121, KINGS 110

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 28 points, Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 26 and the short-handed Miami Heat beat the Sacramento Kings for their fourth straight win.

Kevin Love provided a spark with 19 points off the bench and Caleb Martin scored 16 for the Heat, who were missing three starters because of injuries or suspensions.

Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis had 14 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists for his NBA-high 21st triple-double of the season. Sabonis also became the 10th player in history with 40 straight double-doubles in a season.

Keegan Murray scored 28 and De’Aaron Fox added 27 for Sacramento, which had their three-game winning streak snapped.


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

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 their 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.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored 18 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 13 points and nine rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies, giving Kevin Ollie his first win as an NBA coach.

Cam Thomas had 14 points before leaving the game with 7:23 remaining with a right ankle injury. Lonnie Walker IV added 13 for the Nets.

Lamar Stevens scored 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting for the Grizzlies, and Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 15 while going 2 of 12 from the field. GG Jackson had an even worse night, making one of his 13 shots, and Memphis shot 38.7% overall.

Ollie improved to 1-2 since being named Brooklyn’s interim coach, replacing the fired Jacque Vaughn.