Nov 19, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert (21) moves the ball on Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) in the first quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons Beat New York Knicks, 92-86

The Detroit Pistons got an important win over the New York Knicks at the Palace tonight. Neither team was able to outscore the other by more than two points in any quarter except for the third when the Pistons outscored the Knicks by eight. That was largely the difference in the 92-86 final score.

Carmelo Anthony got his as scorers tend to do but he needed 20 shots to finish with 25 points. Add in a game-high seven turnovers and it wasn’t an efficient evening for Anthony.

The Knicks got 18 points off the bench from J.R. Smith but the Pistons had an answer with Rodney Stuckey who put up 21. Unlike Anthony, Stuckey needed just 14 shots to get there.

It was the Pistons first win against the Knicks in their last seven tries. More importantly, the Pistons returned from their 1-3 West Coast road trip with a win to move to 4-6 on the season.

The Pistons are back in action Wednesday night when they travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks.

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