Detroit 85, New York 99

Date - Monday, February 4, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #11 Derrick Collins, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 19033

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 13 23 22 27 85
New York 28 29 19 23 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 18-31 13-13 5-18 L2
New York 31-15 19-6 12-9 W5


Knicks 99, Pistons 85: Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and Tyson Chandler grabbed 20 rebounds for the third straight game as host New York finished off a 5-0 homestand.

Anthony, who scored a season low-tying nine points in a rout of Sacramento on Saturday, scored 19 first-half points as the Knicks raced to a 57-36 lead. Chandler became the first New York player to record 20 boards three straight times since Willis Reed did it 43 years ago.

Playing his first game with Detroit since arriving via trade last week, Jose Calderon had 15 points. Greg Monroe had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 20th double-double for the Pistons, who have lost six straight in Madison Square Garden.

A J.R. Smith 3-pointer midway through the first quarter gave the Knicks a 20-6 lead and they took their first 20-point lead on an Amar'e Stoudemire basket just over a minute into the second. New York finished the first half 10-for-20 from 3-point range.

Calderon fed Monroe for a dunk with 3:48 left in the third that pulled the Pistons within 16 points. They got as close as 12 late in the fourth before Smith and Steve Novak buried 3-pointers to put it away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Knicks are one win away from tying their season high for consecutive victories. They won six in a row to begin the season. ... Calderon missed his first two games with the Pistons because of visa issues. He shot 5-for-7 in the first half, while his teammates were 10-for-39. ... Stoudemire scored 20 points and Smith had 16 for New York.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   New York
Jose Calderon 15 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 27
Rodney Stuckey 4 Assists Raymond Felton 9
Greg Monroe 10 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 20
Will Bynum 3 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 4
Jonas Jerebko 3 Steals Raymond Felton 2
Greg Monroe 3 Blocks Tyson Chandler 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 85 42.2 3-13 6-12 15 43 5 10 12
New York 99 45.6 14-34 13-16 22 46 2 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Knicks have a W/L % of .645 after a win and .733 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Brooklyn. The Pistons have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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