The Pistons just didn’t play any defense as they allowed the Knicks to hit 56.3% of their shots from the floor and that’s why they lost this game. Richard Hamilton led the Pistons with 51 points as he was on fire all night long. Nazr Mohammed had a solid game in the paint with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Chauncey Billups had another off-night shooting the ball (3 of 13) and he wound up with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists. Carlos Delfino had one of his best games of the season with 16 points. Antonio McDyess was tough in the paint with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tayshaun Prince didn’t shoot well (4 of 16) and wound up with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Rasheed Wallace (4 of 14 shooting) scored 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
The Pistons fell to 18-9 on the season with this loss.