The Detroit Pistons avenged their loss against the New York Knicks by going into Madison Square Garden and delivering one final knockout blow to the lowly Knicks in the form of a 112-90 final. The Pistons finish the 2014-2015 NBA season 32-50.
Every Pistons player who played over 20 minutes (7) scored in double figures, led by Reggie Jackson's 24 to go with 11 assists. For the 60th time this season -- second only to DeAndre Jordan -- Andre Drummond pulled down double-digit boards (12) and had 17 points for his 48th double-double of the season.
The Knicks managed to hang around until about the seven-minute mark of the third quarter, getting as close as two, but the Pistons ended the quarter on a 21-9 run. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope then scored eight points in the first two and a half minutes in the fourth to help the Pistons extend the lead to 21. A nearby New York City opera lady officially began her chorus.
I really hope this is not Greg Monroe's last game in a Pistons uni, but if it is, he went out with a whimper and in foul trouble (10 points and two rebounds in 21 minutes). He appeared to be having a lot of fun with his teammates on the bench during the final minutes, though.
More on the Pistons weird up and down season in a minute.
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