Five Takeaways From Knicks-Pistons

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By Melanie Evans-Rivera, Knicks Fan Since ’90

The final score of the New York Knicks matchup against the Detroit Pistons did not reflect how close of a contest it was.

In the absence of Carmelo Anthony, others stepped up when it really counted and secured the win on the road.

Here are some takeaways, with a few nice surprises, from the victory at The Palace at Auburn Hills:

Photos by Dan Lippitt (Getty Images)