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The Pistons celebrate a win but it was a rough night for the Wings

Nov 20th, 2013 - Sports News

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.

Meanwhile, the Red Wings played last night as well but ended up with a loss. Rookie Marek Mazanec made 27 saves to earn his first shutout and the Nashville Predators extended the Detroit Red Wings' skid to seven games with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night.

Shea Weber and Gabriel Bourque scored for Nashville.

The Red Wings' home slide reached eight games.

They have gone seven games without a win overall for the first time since the last seven games of the 2002 regular season, according to STATS.

That team went on to hoist the Stanley Cup. This team, though, appears to have a lot of heavy lifting ahead of it to contend for a championship.

Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 23 saves.

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