The NBA says it got it right. The league has indicated to the Detroit Pistons that officials handled correctly the closing seconds of Wednesday night’s 108-107 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, according to a team source. On Jeremy Lamb’s winning jumper with .3 second left, Hornets teammate Malik Monk rushed on the floor while the shot was in the air, violating the NBA’s rules against having too many men on the floor.
Storyline: Officiating Complaints
The Pistons (13-13) brushed off questions of the officials possibly missing a crucial call as they lost their sixth straight. The players said they never considered the officials might wave off the basket. “We were just on to the next play, trying to figure out how much time was going to be left, what we could draw up to either tie it up or try to win the game,” Galloway said.