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Game Thread: Knicks at Pistons- 11/5/14

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Good evening! The Knicks play the second of a back-to-back, first in a road trip, and second in a four-games-in-five-nights stretch with a visit to the winless Pistons tonight. I'd really like it if the Knicks keep the Pistons winless! They'll need to defend the paint and run their offense better than they did Tuesday night to do so. Perhaps. Maybe they won't need to do that.

He's had a quiet start to the season, but everything is set up for this to be Tim Hardaway Jr.'s night. He's playing in the state of his alma mater against the team his dad assistant coaches, and minutes have been vacated for him by the suspension of J.R. Smith, which I assure you was arranged by fellow Michigan alum Glen Rice via his son. It's a big Michigan conspiracy, and it's going to lead to Tim dropping 63 points tonight. Yes, the Knick record. I didn't believe it either when I uncovered the truth.

Lineups! Detroit's going mega:

The Knicks are changing things up a bit:

Tonight's tip-off is at 7:30. This is your game thread. This is Detroit Bad Boys. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in this thread. Go the Knicks!