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Pistons 104, Knicks 101: Scenes from an old-school Knicks collapse

That sucked.

NBA: New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The road Knicks went to Detroit and road Knicks’d the crap out of one on Friday night. Just when it seemed as if they had things under control, up 4 with a little more than 1:00 remaining, the Pistons realized that Jarrett Jack is approximately 75 years old and can’t guard anybody. Why was Jack in the game when the Knicks needed stops? Hell if I know.

Anywho, Jack picked up like 3-4 fouls in 30 seconds—I kid you not—allowing Reggie Jackson to tie the game. The Knicks still had a chance for a 2-for-1, but Ron Baker got his pocket picked, Detroit hit a go-ahead free throw, Courtney Lee got blocked on a drive, the Pistons hit two more free throws, and Lee kinda dicked around with the ball until the end of the clock, passing it to Kristaps for the last-second heave.


At least Kristaps Porzingis came back strong, scoring 29 points following Thursday’s one-point disaster.

Recap to come. Boo, road Knicks.