Through 2 Quarters
The New York Knicks were expected to win this one, and so far that’s exactly how it’s playing out. They have unwrapped a big 52-37 lead against the Detroit Pistons at halftime.
Center Mitchell Robinson has led the way so far for the Knicks, as he has 11 points in addition to five rebounds. Detroit has been relying on shooting guard Cory Joseph, who has ten points, and shooting guard Hamidou Diallo, who has eight points along with two steals and two boards.
This is the least points Detroit has had yet this season going into the third quarter.
Detroit @ New York
Current Records: Detroit 5-24; New York 13-17
What to Know
After a two-game homestand, the Detroit Pistons will be on the road. They and the New York Knicks will compete for holiday cheer at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. The Pistons haven’t won a contest against New York since Nov. 6 of 2019, but they’ll be looking to end the drought.
Detroit beat the Miami Heat 100-90 on Sunday. Detroit can attribute much of their success to small forward Saddiq Bey, who had 26 points.
Meanwhile, New York came up short against the Boston Celtics this past Saturday, falling 114-107. A silver lining for New York was the play of shooting guard Evan Fournier, who had 32 points along with five rebounds.
The Pistons are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Detroit, who are 14-15 against the spread.
Detroit’s victory lifted them to 5-24 while New York’s defeat dropped them down to 13-17. We’ll see if Detroit can repeat their recent success or if New York bounces back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
- TV: Bally Sports – Detroit
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $88.00
The Knicks are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.
Bettors have moved against the Knicks slightly, as the game opened with the Knicks as a 9.5-point favorite.
Detroit have won 11 out of their last 20 games against New York.
- Apr 03, 2021 – New York 125 vs. Detroit 81
- Mar 04, 2021 – New York 114 vs. Detroit 104
- Feb 28, 2021 – New York 109 vs. Detroit 90
- Mar 08, 2020 – New York 96 vs. Detroit 84
- Feb 08, 2020 – New York 95 vs. Detroit 92
- Nov 06, 2019 – Detroit 122 vs. New York 102
- Apr 10, 2019 – Detroit 115 vs. New York 89
- Feb 08, 2019 – Detroit 120 vs. New York 103
- Feb 05, 2019 – Detroit 105 vs. New York 92
- Nov 27, 2018 – Detroit 115 vs. New York 108
- Mar 31, 2018 – Detroit 115 vs. New York 109
- Dec 22, 2017 – Detroit 104 vs. New York 101
- Oct 21, 2017 – Detroit 111 vs. New York 107
- Mar 27, 2017 – New York 109 vs. Detroit 95
- Mar 11, 2017 – Detroit 112 vs. New York 92
- Nov 16, 2016 – New York 105 vs. Detroit 102
- Nov 01, 2016 – Detroit 102 vs. New York 89
- Mar 05, 2016 – New York 102 vs. Detroit 89
- Feb 04, 2016 – Detroit 111 vs. New York 105
- Dec 29, 2015 – New York 108 vs. Detroit 96
Injury Report for New York
- Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle)
- Obi Toppin: Out (Covid-19)
- Kevin Knox II: Out (Covid-19)
- R.J. Barrett: Out (Covid-19)
- Quentin Grimes: Out (Covid-19)
- Immanuel Quickley: Out (Covid-19)
- Miles McBride: Out (Covid-19)
- Luka Samanic: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
Injury Report for Detroit
- Killian Hayes: Out (Illness)
- Chris Smith: Out (Knee)
- Kelly Olynyk: Out (Knee)
- Jerami Grant: Out (Thumb)