CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets celebrated too early and then weren’t certain if they would be celebrating in any way. Meanwhile, team owner jordan chewed out one of his or her own players.
Jeremy Lamb‘s first NBA buzzer-beater wasn’t any ordinary game-winning shot.
Lamb knocked down a 22-foot jumper from the ideal wing with 0.3 seconds left, and then had to wait patiently and see if it counted following the Hornets were assessed a technical foul for having a lot of players on the floor.
As Lamb yelled and thrust his chest out and the crowd erupted with screams, officials blew the whistle and then gathered at the scorer’s table.
“I thought they were going to call just like three techs, get three free throws — something like this,” Lamb explained.
Since a player from Kentucky, Monk, retreated to the bench, ” he got hauled out by Jordan. Jordan slapped at the rear of his Monk’s head. Monk smiled with a bit of embarrassment.
The Pistons, trailing by 2 at the time, were given technical foul shooter, which they left to one. Detroit’s consequent inbounds pass as time expired, was intercepted.
Clarification was requested by the Associated Press on the call after the match, but the overall game officials had left the stadium and so were unavailable for comment.
The Pistons weren’t upset over the judgment.
“I can’t get into the he-said,” she-said,” Galloway said. “We just have to simply take away that basket, not let him have a fantastic shot like that.”
The Charlotte comeback was directed by walker.
He finished with 31 points and had nine assists and two rebounds for the Hornets, who won their third straight and moved to sixth place a half-game ahead of Detroit.
Trailing by 10 with Walker put his team on his shoulders.
Walker scored 11 of the game’s next 13 points to put the Hornets up 104-101 with 47 seconds left as part of a 13-0 Charlotte run. Walker was of 18 from the field in the first few quarters, but was 4 of seven at the fourth. Andre Drummond broke the not quite six-minute drought for Detroit when he replied with a three-point play at the non place to tie the match with 35 minutes left.
Both teams missed chances — for example Griffin, who missed 2 free throws — before Lamb connected.
Pistons: Reggie Jackson had 18 points for the Pistons. … Detroit out-rebounded Charlotte 49-42.
Hornets: Michael Kidd Gilchrist didn’t play for personal reasons. … Charlotte got a huge lift off the bench in the first quarter from Willy Hernangomez, who had nine points at final 4 minutes as the Hornets built a 37-25 lead.
The Hornets came up with a couple of turnovers against Griffin by swatting at the ball away and then doubling him at the low post.
“We had a swarming mindset”
Bruce Brown called Walker that a”great player, a excellent scorer.”
“you simply have to make an effort to contain him,” Brown stated. “He’s going to receive his buckets a different way, however, you just have to use and hold him average and perhaps not filthy him when he gets to the rim.”
Pistons: Host that the Celtics on Saturday night.
Hornets: Host that the Knicks on Friday night.