Detroit 77, New York 87

Date - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #55 Bill Kennedy
Attendance - 16181

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 24 20 21 22 87
Detroit 19 19 27 12 77

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 37-21 21-9 16-12 W2
Detroit 23-40 15-19 8-21 L3

Recap

Knicks 87, Pistons 77: Raymond Felton scored 26 points and sparked a pair of 16-0 second-half runs as visiting New York pulled away from Detroit despite the absence of star forward Carmelo Anthony.

Amar'e Stoudemire had 22 points and nine rebounds off the bench and fellow reserve J.R. Smith scored 20 points as the Knicks completed a 4-0 series sweep with their seventh consecutive win over Detroit.

Brandon Knight scored 17 points and Jose Calderon added 10 and 16 assists for the Pistons, who were without center Greg Monroe (ankle) in suffering their third straight defeat and seventh in eight games. Detroit coach Lawrence Frank also missed the game due to a personal issue.

In a game featuring dueling spurts, Detroit opened the second half on an 18-4 run before Knight hit three 3-pointers to built a 10-point lead. Felton rallied the Knicks, scoring 10 points in the final 3 1/2 minutes as New York closed the quarter on a 10-0 run to tie it at 65-65.

A 6-0 burst to start the fourth pushed the Knicks' lead to six, but the Pistons countered with an 8-0 run for a 73-71 lead with just under seven minutes left. New York took over from there, with Smith hitting a pair of 3-pointers and Jason Kidd and Felton each burying threes to cap a 16-0 surge.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Anthony, the league's second-leading scorer, sat out due to a nagging knee injury. He crashed to the floor in Monday's game without contact. ... Jason Maxiell scored 14 points and Kyle Singler added 13 as all five Detroit starters reached double figures. ... Knicks C Tyson Chandler pulled down 11 rebounds to help New York to a 48-36 edge on the boards.

Top Game Performances

New York   Detroit
Raymond Felton 26 Scoring Brandon Knight 17
Jason Kidd 6 Assists Jose Calderon 16
Tyson Chandler 11 Rebounds Jason Maxiell 9
Amar'e Stoudemire 6 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 3
J.R. Smith 4 Steals Jose Calderon 2
Tyson Chandler 2 Blocks Jason Maxiell 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 87 41.3 13-35 12-15 23 48 5 11 21
Detroit 77 43.2 7-20 6-10 23 36 6 8 20

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Pistons have a W/L % of .292 after a win and .410 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Knicks have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .667 after a loss.