Struggling Pistons beat slumping Knicks 96-85

Struggling Pistons beat slumping Knicks 96-85

By Larry Lage, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 8:11 p.m.


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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Andre Drummond had 17 points and a career-high 26 rebounds, helping the Detroit Pistons surge to beat the New York Knicks 96-85 Monday night in a matchup of slumping teams.

The Pistons had lost four straight and seven of eight. New York has dropped seven straight games and 13 of 15.

Carmelo Anthony scored 10 of his 28 points in a first quarter in which the Knicks led by as much as 14 and were ahead 28-20 when it ended.

The Pistons outscored New York by three points in the second quarter, 30-20 in the third and started the fourth quarter with eight unanswered points.

Detroit reserves Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum each scored 16 points.

Amare Stoudemire had 22 points for the Knicks despite barely playing in the fourth quarter.

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