Detroit sports glance: Pistons’ suffocating defense leads to win over NY Knicks

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 102, Knicks 89 – The Pistons strong defense in the fourth quarter led to a victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit held the Knicks to 10 fourth quarter points and was led by Tobias Harris with 25 points.

Marcus Morris added 22 points for the Pistons while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in with 19.

Detroit’s Andre Drummond had a team-high 13 rebounds and Ish Smith contributed with eight assists.

The Pistons, who are now 3-1 on the season and currently on a three-game tear, led 32-29 after the first quarter, 64-55 at halftime and 86-79 through three quarters.Eye on the D

Detroit will head out on the road to face the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night looking to contain its winning streak.

Record: 3-1

3rd Place in Central Division (1 game behind Cleveland)

3rd Place in Eastern Conference (1 game behind Cleveland)

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 78

Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 80

Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 80

Next Game: 11/02/2016 @ Brooklyn Nets 7:30 p.m. @ Barclays Center

Stats: Tobias Harris 25 points 10 rebounds, Marcus Morris 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 19 points, Ish Smith 10 points 8 assists, Andre Drummond 13 rebounds.

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