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Pistons vs. Knicks GameThread: Game time, TV, odds and more

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Someone has to win this game

NBA: New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons sit at 20-44 and hold the sixth worst record in the NBA. They face the New York Knicks. Owner of a 19-44 record and the fourth worst record in the NBA. And one angry Oscar-nominated director. The Pistons don’t have that issue, at least that I know of.

Detroit plays the Knicks twice — tonight’s tilt, on the second end of a back-to-back, no less — and a season-ending game also in New York.

I’m not sure if you call this one a must-win or a must-lose. We’ll go with a must-play and leave it at that.

Game Vitals

When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit Plus
Odds: Pistons +5.5

Projected Lineups

Detroit

Brandon Knight (game-time decision), Svi Mykhailiuk, Tony Snell, Christian Wood, John Henson

New York

Elfrid Payton, RJ Barrett, Moe Harkless, Julius Randle, Taj Gibson