(21-39) - (23-36)
Venue TV TIME Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI MSG 7:30 PM EST
New York Knicks
Miami Heat Andrea Bargnani - Torn Ligament, Left Elbow (OUT) Chauncey Billups - Left knee surgery (OUT) Kenyon Martin - Sore left ankle (OUT) Josh Harrellson - Knee (OUT)
Today in Knicks history
March 3, 1954 Knicks play first and only game in Westchester County, defeating the Philadelphia Warriors, 88-79, at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. Harry Gallatin leads the way with 20 points and 22 rebounds. The venue would later be known as the site for the Doral Arrowwood New York Summer League in the 1990’s.
January 7, 2014 New York held a 13-point lead entering the final quarter only to see it diminish to one at 86-85 with 0:46.0 left to play however the Knicks held on down the stretch due to key free throws and rebounds from Carmelo Anthony as they defeat Detroit Pistons 89-85 at the Garden. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 34 points on 13-24 shooting and grabbed four rebounds over 39 minutes. Andrea Bargnani posted 13 points and 11 rebounds over 31 minutes for his fourth double-double of the season. Raymond Felton added 12 points and a team high six assists in 313 minutes. Detroit was paced by Josh Smith’s 21 points and 12 rebounds over 40 minutes. Andre Drummond posted 12 points and 17 rebounds over 36 minutes. Greg Monroe added 19 points and seven rebounds. November 19, 2013 New York saw the game turn in the Pistons favor in the third quarter when they were outscored 28-20 and the Knicks were never able to recover as they were defeated by the Detroit Pistons 92-86 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak versus the Pistons. The Knicks were paced by Carmelo Anthony’s 25 points and seven rebounds over 37minutes. J.R. Smith posted 18 points on 7-15 shooting over 34 minutes. Detroit was led by Rodney Stuckey’s 21 points off the bench. Detroit’s two big men both chipped in double-doubles as Greg Monroe recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds and Andre Drummond posted 13 points and 11 rebounds.