Officials admitted to making the wrong call on the final play of the Knicks' loss to the Houston Rockets. The game-changing foul on Jalen Brunson was later acknowledged to be "incidental contact" that should not have been called, giving the Rockets a 105-103 victory.

By the Numbers
  • Brunson finished the night with 27 points on 10-of-25 shooting
  • The Knicks took 12 free throws compared to 33 for the Rockets
State of Play
  • The Knicks' loss is their third in a row, dropping them to fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 33-21 record
  • They are missing four important players due to injuries
  • The team's starting shooting guard, Donte DiVincenzo, exited the game with an apparent hamstring ailment
Bottom Line

The Knicks suffered a controversial loss due to a wrong call by the referees, compounding their challenges amid a tough period of injuries and consecutive losses.