The Pistons won, 115-109, thanks to another great game from Andre Drummond (22 points, 17 rebounds, three blocks) and a superlative effort from their bench (James Ennis III, Eric Moreland, Luke Kennard, and Henry Ellenson all had a +9 plus/minus or better). Henry Ellenson, in particular, impressed in his time, with nine points, four rebounds, and three assists.
For the Knicks, Michael Beasley scored 32 points, and Trey Burke had 18 points and 15 (?!) assists. For the record, it did now feel like Trey Burke was diming guys up - a lot of those assists were Beasley hitting shots that you’ll live with most of the time. The Knicks are bad, but it is better to win a game against a bad team than to lose against one.
To the Timeline!
END 1Q: Pistons 30, Knicks 27. Both teams shoot well over 50%, Knicks 4 of 7 from 3 to make up for 4 turnovers— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) March 31, 2018
Henry Ellenson; BALLER.— David Fernandez (@THE_FERNANTULA) March 31, 2018
11-2 Pistons run to wipe out Knicks 8-point lead— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) March 31, 2018
#Knicks Michael Beasley has 13 of his 32 pts in 4Q.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 31, 2018
DET 107, NYK 101, 2:47 left.
Trey Burke outplayed Reggie Jackson...— Marlon Bundo (@brgulker) March 31, 2018
Pistons win again, keep meager playoff flame burning— Lazarus Jackson (@lazchance) March 31, 2018
Yeah, that’s pretty much everything. See you tomorrow for the Brooklyn game on the second half of a back-to-back.