Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lamb, jumping right, celebrates with teammates Malik Monk, left, Willy Hernangomez, center and Devonte' Graham, front, as Kemba Walker (15) celebrates in background after Lamb's go-ahead and eventual game-winning basket against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.
However, the officials quickly convened at the scorer's table and viewed the replay, which showed second-year guard Malik Monk had come off the bench and run onto the court in anticipation of Lamb making the shot.
Hornets owner Michael Jordan was none too pleased about it, and he was seen having some words with Monk afterward, apparently reminding his player to refrain from celebrating until the game was over.
As this all was playing out, Jordan summoned Monk and gently chided him for his over-exuberance, giving him a couple of teasing smacks to the back of his head to drive home his point.
The Pistons made the one technical foul shot, but Lamb's basket was allowed to stand and the Hornets won 108-107 after Detroit's inbounds pass was stolen.
Trailing by 10 with 6:23 left in the fourth quarter, Walker put his team on his shoulders. He was 3-of-9 from the floor, including 1-of-3 from three-point range.
The Hornets came up with a pair of turnovers against Griffin by doubling him in the low post and swatting the ball away.
Pistons: Host the Celtics on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).