Wait... what just happened?
This game looked like it was in hand for the Spurs, who led by three points with 10 seconds left. Indeed, had Patty Mills made both of his free throws on the previous possession, San Antonio would have been fully in control of a two-possession game. Instead, they faced a common, late-game decision: to foul or to play defense while leading by three points.
Hoping to avoid overtime, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich decided to foul Jodie Meeks, sending him to the line for two free throws, which he sank. The Spurs then committed a turnover on the ensuing inbounds play, sending Jennings off to the races the other way. Although San Antonio was able to retreat to play defense in time, Jennings managed to weave his way through traffic for a lefty floater that banked in off the glass with just 0.1 seconds remaining on the clock.
The quick turnaround and the improbable shot left the AT&T Center stunned, and the Spurs were unable to tip in a desperation winner on the other end.
Jennings scored 13 points (on 5-for-18 shooting) and added seven assists in the win. Andre Drummond led the Pistons with a game-high 20 points and 17 rebounds.
Detroit improved to 11-23 with its sixth straight victory, all of which have come since the Pistons waived Josh Smith. San Antonio fell to 21-15.