Monty Williams Destroys Refs After Pistons Lose To Knicks: ‘The Absolute Worst Call Of The Season’

During his postgame media session with NBA reporters, Monty Williams ripped the refs who worked the Detroit PistonsNew York Knicks game.

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The Pistons were up 111-110 when Ausar Thompson stole a pass by Donte DiVincenzo. Thompson lost the ball during a collision with DiVincenzo along the sideline, the Knicks came up with the ball and Jalen Brunson found Josh Hart under the basket for a layup (Hart was fouled as well).

Williams and the Pistons felt Thompson got fouled by DiVincenzo. After the game, referee James Washington said a loose ball foul should’ve been called on DiVincenzo.

“Where’s the New York media now? The absolute worst call of the season,” Williams said. “No call. And enough’s enough. We’ve done it the right way. We’ve called the league. We’ve sent in 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. 

“And 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 and enough’s enough. You cannot dive into a guy’s legs in a big-time game like that and there be a 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.”

The Pistons lost to the Knicks by a final score of 113-111 to drop to 8-49 on the season. Detroit has the worst record in the NBA. 

Williams could get fined by the NBA for his comments. 

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