The Knicks ended a two-game slide with a win over the Detroit Pistons in Madison Square Garden. For the first time this season, the Knicks penetrated into the paint and dished out for open threes in the route.
The Knicks three-point shooting was very impressive. They went 17-33 from out there. New York won each of the first two quarters by ten points. Six players scored in double figures. Carmelo Anthony had 29 on 10 for 18 shooting. He was 4 for 5 from three. Steve Novak was 5 for 7 from downtown for 18 points. Rasheed Wallace had 15 on 3 for 5 shooting from three. J.R. Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Raymond Felton had 14 points and 10 assists.
The Knicks only turned the ball over 11 times as opposed to 24 assists. Detroit had 19 turnovers and 13 of them were Knicks' steals. The Pistons were most effective when Greg Monroe had the ball in his hands. He's an excellent passing big man and has superb court vision. But the Pistons go stretches without giving him the ball.
The Knicks won 121-100 to advance to 9-3.