Rodney Stuckey had 21 points, 15 of those in the second half, and the Detroit Pistons took care of the New York Knicks 92-86 on Tuesday night.

The Pistons were up by eight entering the fourth quarter and then proceeded to score the first seven points on the fourth.  The Knicks were able to climb back within four but that was as close as they would get.

Josh Smith had 19 points for the Pistons who beat the Knicks for the first time in their last eight attempts.  Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond added 16 and 13 points respectively and each had 11 rebounds.  Carmelo Anthony led the now 3-7 Knicks with 25.

The Knicks will take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night at MSG.

[AP]