After an impressive performance in their home opener, the Knicks faltered against the Pistons tonight, losing 102-89. The loss drops the Knicks to 1-2 on the season, while the Pistons improved to 3-1.
After trailing by as many as 13 points in the 2nd quarter, the Knicks rallied in the 3rd to make this game a close one. Then, after cutting the Detroit lead 6 midway through the 4th quarter, the Knicks failed to score the rest of the game. A 10 point 4th quarter ended up being the death of the Knicks comeback chances.
Carmelo Anthony led the way for New York in terms of points with 22, while Joakim Noah stuffed the stat sheet with 12 rebounds and 7 assists.
After posting an impressive 24 assists in their win over the Memphis Grizzlies, the Knicks only tallied 18 in this loss, a setback which must be corrected in future games.
For the Pistons, Tobias Harris came through with a game-leading 25 points on 66.7% shooting. He also hauled in 10 rebounds. Marcus Morris came to play as well, scoring 22 points on 64.3% shooting in 32 minutes of play. Andre Drummond led the team in rebounds, however, with 13.
Next up, the Knicks host the 2-2 Houston Rockets at the Garden Wednesday night, while the Pistons travel to Brooklyn to face the new-looked Nets.