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Pistons hold off Knicks for 92-86 win

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

By NOAH TRISTER

AP Sports Writer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Rodney Stuckey scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks for the first time in eight meetings, 92-86 on Tuesday night.

Josh Smith added 19 points for the Pistons, who led 71-63 after three quarters and scored the first seven points of the fourth. New York cut the lead to four in the final minute, but the Knicks could never reduce the deficit to one possession.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 25 points.

Greg Monroe had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit, and Andre Drummond added 13 points and 11 boards.

Updated November 20, 2013

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