By Dave Hart

Knicks 102, Pistons 89 – The Pistons dropped their second straight road contest, falling to the New York Knicks on Saturday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit trailed 22-21 after the first quarter, were down 57-42 at halftime and were at a 79-70 disadvantage after three quarters.

The Knicks were led by Carmelo Anthony with 24 points, while Robin Lopez added 21 and Arron Afflalo chipped in with 20.

Andre Drummond posted another double-double for Detroit with 21 points and 16 rebounds, while Tobias Harris had 18 points.Eye on the D

The Pistons are now 31-31 on the season, good for an eighth place tie in the Eastern Conference with the Chicago Bulls.

Detroit will head back home to host the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday evening.

Record: 31-31

4th Place in Central Division (13.5 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (13.5 games behind Cleveland)

Tied with Chicago for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 22

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 35

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 35

Misery # towards elimination from Central Division title: 8

Misery # towards elimination from playoff contention: 22

Next Game: 03/06/2016 vs. Portland Trailblazers 6:00 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Tobias Harris 18 points 8 rebounds, Andre Drummond 21 points 16 rebounds, Steve Blake 13 points.