Brandon Knight carried the Detroit Pistons for three quarters, then watched as Greg Monroe and Jose Calderon closed it out. Knight had 21 points before hyperextending his right knee late in the third quarter with the Pistons up by three. Monroe stepped up and delivered, scoring 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as the Pistons earned a much-needed 105-99 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
“He had his momentum going down the stretch,” said Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions. “It’s tough to stop a player like him when he’s playing the way he did.”
The Pistons led 77-74 with 1:45 left in the third quarter when Knight was tripped up by Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker after Walker lost control of the ball in the lane. Walker was called for a foul and Knight remained on the court for several minutes before getting up and gingerly walking to the bench.