Following a triumphant victory over the defending NBA champions in their last game, the Detroit Pistons picked up where they left off when they hosted the New York Knicks Saturday night and won 112-92.
Andre Drummond was as efficient as ever when he shot 10-12 from the field and finished with another double-double. From the onset, the big man for Detroit caused a multitude of problems for the Knicks. Detroit stormed to an early 35-23 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Fans in the Motor City were calling for Mr. Reggie Jackson to leave town just a few weeks ago. Since then, the point guard has stepped up tremendously. Saturday night he finished with 19 points and 8 assists while shooting 50% from the field.
The Pistons still struggled from the free throw line as they shot 11-19 from the charity strike.
From a defensive perspective, the Pistons did a terrific job limiting Carmelo Anthony’s shot attempts. He finished 4-9 from the field. The Latvian Unicorn, Kristaps Porzingis, shot 7-16 and tallied 19 points. In the past, Detroit has failed to contain the two.
The Pistons improve to (33-33) and are 0.5 games behind the sixth seed in the eastern conference. Detroit will play at Cleveland (43-21) Tuesday night.
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