Donte DiVincenzo explodes for 11 TRIPLEs against Detroit, but Monty Williams not happy

Last night. Donte DiVincenzo played what is probably his best game in his career, in the victory of his New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons. The guard, who recently expressed his desire to play with Italbasket as soon as possible, closed with 40 points and 11/20 from three-point range. The 11 threes scored are not only the 11th best haul in NBA history (tied with several other performances) but also a franchise record for the Knicks.

After the game, however, in a press conference, Pistons coach Monty Williams sibilantly criticized DiVincenzo’s game, who allegedly played for the record when Detroit was already virtually defeated. In fact, 7 of the 20 triples attempted came in the fourth period, with the game virtually over (2 of those scored).

When asked about this behavior of the opponent, Coach Williams responded irritated: “I don’t give a damn about their team. I couldn’t care less. The way they took those shots, I don’t want to be a part of it.”.

The Pistons coach’s words, however, were answered by Josh Hart, author of a triple-double of 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists: “If he didn’t want to be part of this, he should have told his players to defend better. What is there to say? We have a partner who is hot, it’s normal that we look for him. It’s common sense. Williams is a coach in this league, so I think he has the IQ to know that if a player is hot, you have to pass him the ball.”.

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