Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, November 27 – Detroit Pistons won against the New York Knicks in Detroit comfortably. At the moment they sit 5th on the Eastern Conference with 11 wins and 7 losses, while the Knicks continue to tank as they only have 7 wins and 15 losses and are 12th in the Eastern Conference.
Detroit didn’t start the game as they would’ve liked since at the beginning of the first quarter they were down to 8 points but then they consolidated their defense and started to play much better in an offense, ending the 1st quarter with a 5-point lead, 19 – 24. The home team continued to increase the lead in the 2nd quarter as they went to the halftime break with an 8-point lead, 43 – 51. Things didn’t get any better for the Knicks in the 3rd quarter as they weren’t able to cut the lead at all, but were outscored in the quarter 27 – 30, and went to the final period of the game trailing by 11 points. Pistons relaxed a little on the defensive end on the 4th but still got away with a win.
Blake Griffin had a game-high of 30 points, while also adding 4 rebounds and 5 assists. He received help from Reggie Jackson, who had 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists. For the Knicks, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points, while Enes Kanter had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
On Wednesday, Knicks will visit 76ers, while on Friday Pistons play at home against the Bulls.
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final Score
New York Knicks 19 24 27 38 108
Detroit Pistons 24 27 30 34 115