Pistons' Tony Snell drives for a score as strong defense from Andre Drummond opens the lane in the first quarter. Snell had 24 points. (Photo by Montez Miller/Tell Us Detroit)

   

 
 

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Snell, Drummond lifts Pistons past the Knicks, win 122-102

Darryl Littlejohn Jr.-Sports
Tell Us Detroit

DETROIT- The Detroit Pistons entered their fifth home game of the season against the New York Knicks, two games under .500, suffering from a loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday. 

Knicks looked to snap three-game losing streak after their most recent loss against The Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

Pistons defeat Knicks, 122-102.

Pistons were short five players due to injuries with two of those players Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson being starters. 

Pistonís head coach Dwane Casey made a comment on the teamís injuries before the game, 

ďI didnít expect all of them to be out and injured, but again it is what it is. We must continue to move on, nobody is going to feel sorry for you. 

Pistonís Andre Drummond has been clocking extra minutes after his fourth consecutive game recording 20 or more rebounds and eighth consecutive game with a double-double for the season. 

Pistonís Tony Snell lead the team by the end of the first quarter with 10 points making all his four attempts giving the Pistons a 33-25 lead at the end of the quarter. 

By halftime, Pistons were ahead over the Knicks, 64-59.

Snell ended the half with 15 points making all his six attempts. 

Drummond recorded his ninth consecutive double-double for the season-ending the half with 14 points and 10 rebounds. 

Drummond finished the game with 27 points and 12 rebounds.  

The battle of the brothers took place in Little Caesars Arena, Knickís Marcus Morris and Pistonís Markieff Morris faced off against each other. 

At the end of the third quarter, Markieff had reached a season-high with 22 points with the Pistons leading over the Knicks, 96-85. 

Piston's largest lead of the night was 25 points, giving the Knicks their fourth straight loss this season.

Three Pistonís starters finished the game with 20+ points, but it was Tony Snell who had a perfect game with 24 points making all nine of his attempts with six from three-point range. 

Dwane Casey on Tony Snellís great shooting night: ďWe encourage the great shooting, but we have to continue to swing the ball and look for the open man.Ē

Pistonís next home game will be against the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 11th, before a three-game road trip. 

 





 

 

 

   
 
 

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