The Detroit Pistons were unable to snap a two-game losing streak on Saturday, following losses to the Bulls and the 76ers, they were downed by the New York Knicks in a big way, losing 103-80. After a very competitive first quarter in which the Pistons trailed just 25-24, they were outscored 39-18 in the second, and then significantly in the third as well. They started to surge in the fourth, but it was too little, too late, and they moved to 2-6 on the season.
Amare Stoudemire led the way for the Knicks nad overall with 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. He shot 8-for-15 from the field, but missed both of his three-point attempts. The Knicks got a complete game from their lineup, though, with five other players sinking at least four baskets from the field. Mike Bibby had 16 points, shooting 4-for-4 from range.
Brandon Knight led the way for the Pistons, with forty minutes on the court, 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. He was essentially the only spark for the Pistons on the night, though Greg Monroe continued to put together strong outings with 15 points.
Next, the Pistons will try and get back in the win column with a rematch against the Chicago Bulls on Monday.