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Monty Williams unleashes fury over controversial Knicks vs. Pistons finish

In a fiercely contested matchup, the New York Knicks narrowly clinched a 113-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons, but the game’s climax was overshadowed by contentious officiating decisions, leaving Pistons head coach Monty Williams irate.

The nail-biting finale of the game sparked controversy, with missed calls and disputed turnovers clouding the decisive moments.

Williams, visibly furious in the postgame press conference, delivered a scathing monologue condemning the missed call and venting frustrations about recurring officiating issues plaguing his team throughout the season.

“Where’s the New York media now?” Williams rhetorically questioned before lambasting the officiating. “The absolute worst call of the season. Enough’s enough. We’ve done it the right way, we’ve called the league, we’ve sent in the clips. We’re sick of hearing the same stuff over and over again.

“We had a chance to win the game and the guy dove into Ausar’s legs and there was no call. That’s an abomination. You cannot miss that in an NBA game. Period.

“I’m tired of talking about it. I’m tired of our guys asking me ‘What more can we do coach?’ That situation is Exhibit A to what we’ve been dealing with all season long. Enough’s enough.

“You cannot dive into a guy’s legs in a big time game like that and there be no call. It’s ridiculous and we’re tired of it. We just want a fair game called. Period. And I got nothing else to say. We want a fair game. And that was not fair. I’m done,” he walked off before taking any questions.

The referees acknowledged a crucial missed call involving contact between Donte DiVincenzo and Ausar Thompson eight seconds before the game’s end.

Postgame review revealed that Thompson had initially reached the ball, but was impeded from securing possession due to contact from DiVincenzo, warranting a loose ball foul.

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