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NBA Game Summary - New York at Detroit



(Tuesday, November 19th)

Final Score: Detroit 92, New York 86

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Rodney Stuckey helped the Pistons pull away from the Knicks in the second half, scoring 15 of his 21 points after the break as Detroit earned a 92-86 victory in a battle of struggling clubs.

Both teams came in with disappointing 3-6 records, and it stayed close before Stuckey sparked the Pistons to just their second win in the past seven games.

Josh Smith donated 19 points while Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond each posted double-doubles in the victory, Detroit's first in its last eight meetings against the Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks once again with a 25-point effort but shot a pedestrian 8-of-20 from the floor and committed seven turnovers.

"We have to figure it out quick," Anthony said of the team's slow start. "It's hard to take anything positive out of the way we've been playing."

J.R. Smith put in 18 points off the bench in New York's third straight loss.

The Knicks trailed by as many as 15 in the fourth quarter but pulled within five down the stretch after two Anthony free throws made it an 87-82 game with under two minutes on the clock.

Anthony had a chance to make it a one-possession game the next time down and missed a 3-point try, and Stuckey drew two defenders on a drive into the lane before dishing to Josh Smith for an easy layup with 1:04 remaining.

The Pistons made enough free throws down the stretch to close out the win.

There were 11 ties and six lead changes in an evenly-matched first half that saw neither team lead by more than six.

It was 43-43 at the break and remained tight until the Pistons began pulling away late in the third quarter. Josh Smith and Kyle Singler both hit from behind the arc during a 7-0 run that pushed Detroit's lead to 62-54, and Stuckey scored seven points in the final 1:55 to send the hosts into the fourth with a 71-63 lead.

Stuckey continued with the hot hand to open the fourth, scoring five straight points before feeding Drummond for a dunk and a 78-63 Pistons cushion with less than 10 minutes to play.

"I just tried to get myself going and get my teammates going as well." Stuckey said.

Game Notes

The Knicks were using their fifth different starting lineup this season. Beno Udrih started in place of injured point guard Raymond Felton (hip) and went scoreless in 18-plus minutes ... Monroe finished with 16 points, Drummond added 13 and both grabbed 11 rebounds ... The Knicks had just two fastbreak points.

11/19 23:58:55 ET

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CHA 102
 
4th
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CHA 102
 
4th
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UTA 100
 
3rd
CLE 72
BRK 69
 
4th
BOS 90
MIN 83
 
3rd
DET 68
TOR 80
 
3rd
MIA 77
WAS 74
 
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MEM 43
CHI 51
 
Half
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POR 44
 
1st
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LAC 6
 
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YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
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TULA 56
JST 49
 
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RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
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BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
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LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
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SCAR 68
CLEM 45
 
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CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
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MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
 
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GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
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ODU 60
MDES 43
 
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BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
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KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
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FAM 65
UNF 83
 
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NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
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DART 58
NILL 55
 
Final
MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
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UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
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STJ 53
GAELS 47
 
Final
ALA 69
STILL 49
 
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HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
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TENN 61
TENT 58
 
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WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
2nd
MERC 63
COOK 42
 
2nd
FLGC 67
FUR 54
 
Final
CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
2nd
MTST 34
CHAT 28
 
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NDAK 45
DICKINSON 25
 
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LAMON 48
LSUALEX 44
 
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PRIN 55
LIP 42
 
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LAM 55
MLGN 31
 
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MINN 43
SEAT 21
 
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LOYC 50
SUTAH 34
 
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SELA 56
WINT 41
 
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SILL 36
NO 27
 
1st
MARQ 14
ALAAM 7
 
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TTU 6
ARKPB 6
 
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DEN 13
COLST 12
 
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CREI 12
TXPA 5
 
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3rd
NJD 2
TAM 1
 
2nd Intermission
OTT 4
ANA 1
 
2nd Intermission
DET 1
NYI 2
 
2nd
WIN 1
BOS 1
 
1st
CAL 0
DAL 0