Greg Monroe put up 16 points and registered 11 rebounds, his 5th double-double of the season, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a close victory over the New York Knicks, 92-86. The Pistons had a strong shooting performance in this game, finishing 35-70 (50.0%). Detroit (4-6) gets one in the win column after losing to Los Angeles on Sunday.
Monroe went 6-8 from the field, in what was an efficient performance. Other key players for Detroit included Rodney Stuckey with 21 points and 5 assists, Josh Smith with 19 points and 5 rebounds, and Andre Drummond with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony had another quality performance for New York despite the loss, scoring 25 points on 8-20 shooting (1-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 8-11 from the free throw line. He also added 7 rebounds. Andrea Bargnani added 13 points and 6 rebounds.
New York (3-7) has now lost 3 consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Pistons square off with the Atlanta Hawks, who are 6-5 on the year. The Knicks meet the Indiana Pacers, currently 9-1 this season.