New York 101, Detroit 79

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 24, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #54 Nick Buchert, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 17 20 24 18 79
New York 21 28 27 25 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 16-32 12-12 4-20 L5
New York 24-25 15-10 9-15 W1

Recap


KNICKS 101, PISTONS 79:
Tyson Chandler scored 15 points and matched a season best with 17 rebounds to lead host New York past Detroit.

Amar’e Stoudemire scored 17 points, Carmelo Anthony tallied 15 points and J.R. Smith added 14 as the Knicks improved to 6-1 since Mike Woodson replaced fired coach Mike D’Antoni.

Ben Gordon scored 20 points for the Pistons, who have lost five straight and six of seven.

New York led by double digits for most of the second half and outrebounded the Pistons 54-31 to bounce back from Friday’s disappointing loss to the Toronto Raptors.

The Knicks led by 12 points at halftime and boosted the lead over 20 when Steve Novak drained a 3-pointer to make it 93-71 with 5:11 remaining.

Jeremy Lin scored 13 points for New York.

Greg Monroe added 12 points for Detroit, which drops to 4-20 on the road.

The contest was tied at 31 before New York rolled off 13 straight points during a run that ended with a 3-pointer by Lin. The Knicks led 49-37 at halftime.

New York went 3-0 against Detroit to sweep the Pistons for the first time since the 1995-96 campaign.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lin committed seven of New York’s 22 turnovers. … Detroit shot just 36.8 percent from the field. … The double-double was Chandler’s 13th of the season. … Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey (toe) missed his third consecutive contest.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   New York
Ben Gordon 20 Scoring Amar'e Stoudemire 17
Walker Russell 4 Assists Landry Fields 4
Ben Wallace 7 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 17
Jonas Jerebko 4 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 5
Ben Gordon 2 Steals Tyson Chandler 2
Ben Gordon 1 Blocks Amar'e Stoudemire 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 79 36.8 6-19 17-22 13 30 5 12 17
New York 101 48.7 6-20 19-30 20 54 5 13 22

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Knicks have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Pistons have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .258 after a loss.
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