By Charlie Widdoes (Twitter)
PISTONS 96, KNICKS 85 | THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS
How it Happened:
The Knicks' road trip woes continued tonight in Detroit, wth a second half loss to the Pistons coming on the heels of Sunday's 109-90 defeat in Chicago.
Led by Carmelo Anthony (28 points) and Amar'e Stoudemire (22 points on 9-of-11 shooting), New York got off to a hot start, but a sloppy game by both teams (16 turnovers apiece) slowly turned in Detroit's favor after halftime.
Melo made four of his first five shots and the Knicks led by as many as 14 points in the second quarter, doing a little bit of everything early on, including a few pinpoint lob passes to Tyson Chandler (18 rebounds). But it wasn't enough, as the Pistons outscored the Knicks, 56-38 in the second half.
Knick of the Night:
Stoudemire's efficiency, only missing two of 11 shots, was impressive in 32 minutes on the floor. But he looked powerful around the hoop, throwing down a few powerful dunks and pulling in six rebounds.
The Knicks finish up the three-game road trip when they battle Kevin Love's Wolves on Wednesday in Minnesota.