The Detroit Pistons opened a three-game road trip with a 89-85 loss to the Knicks in New York last night.
The score was tied at the half, but New York scored 32 points in the third quarter while holding Detroit to 17.
The Pistons could not complete the comeback in the fourth, despite outscoring New York 27 to 16.
Josh Smith had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Greg Monroe added 19 points and Andre Drummond scored 12 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.
The Pistons will try to snap their five game losing streak against the Raptors tonight in Toronto.
Game time is 7:00 p.m.
By” Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports