The Pistons have endured their share of losses so far this season, but rarely in a tight situation.

That's why it was not shocking to see rookie Brandon Knight miss two crucial free throws down the stretch of a close game. Late free throws against the reigning Eastern Conference champions, no less.

Knight, an 81 percent free-throw shooter, had the chance to give the Pistons a five-point lead with 1:25 left. The nearly-full Palace crowd was rocking and Knight had a chance to really put some pressure on the Heat.