The New York Knicks traveled to Detroit Friday night to take on the Detroit Pistons. Both teams came into Friday nights match-up with records of 17-14.
Detroit jumped out to an early lead but the Knicks fought their way back in the second half, outscoring the Pistons 31-22 in the third quarter, but with the help of Reggie Bullock who made a few game changing defensive plays, the Pistons were able to hold off the Knicks. Detroit won by a final score of 104-101, improving their record to 18-14.
Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 24 points, followed by big-man Andre Drummond who had 18 with 15 rebounds. Anthony Tolliver, Reggie Bullock, Reggie Jackson, Stanley Johnson, and Ish Smith all ended the night in double digits.
Head coach Stan Van Gundy was impressed by his teams effort following the game.
To close it out the way we did, really, really good!
Detroit’s win was truly a team effort. The Pistons are now off for the holidays, they will return on December 26 to take on the Indiana Pacers in another home game at Little Caesars Arena.