Rockets withstand final review in win over Pistons

Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons guard Wayne Ellington (8) controls the ball as Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Jerami Grant’s driving layup on the final play came too late, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 103-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Down one with 3.4 seconds remaining, the Pistons inbounded to Grant, who faked a handoff to Blake Griffin and then drove down the right side of the lane.

Time clearly ran out before he laid the ball in, but he was also bumped by Houston’s P.J. Tucker.

Replays showed that contact also came after time expired. Eric Gordon scored 20 points for Houston, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Grant led the Pistons with 21 points.

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