Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Rodney Stuckey helped the Pistons pull away from the Knicks in the second half, scoring 15 of his 21 points after the break as Detroit pulled out a 92-86 victory in a battle of struggling clubs.
Both teams came in with disappointing 3-6 records, and it stayed close before Stuckey sparked the Pistons to just their second win in the past seven games.
Josh Smith donated 19 points while Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond each posted double-doubles in the victory.
Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks once again with a 25-point effort but shot a pedestrian 8-of-20 from the floor and committed seven turnovers.
J.R. Smith put in 18 points off the bench in New York's third straight loss.