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Pistons 115, Knicks 109: Scenes from a Frank-less defeat

I miss you, Frank.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks lost to the Detroit Pistons, 115-109. The ‘Bockers were depleted by injury—Enes Kanter (back), Frank Ntilikina (illness) and Courtney Lee (illness) were all out—but held a lead in the third quarter. Sadly, they couldn’t stop Detroit’s starting lineup down the stretch. Fairly textbook loss for the orange and blue, if you ask me.

Michael Beasley led the way with a game-high 32 points. He also delivered a thunderous dunk on the dome of Pistons big man Andre Drummond.

I must admit, I didn’t think Beas was capable of such a feat—not due to a lack of athleticism, but because Beas is such a gentle soul. He just doesn’t seem like the type to yak on another dude with such authority.

Kyle O’Quinn, starting in place of the injured Kanter, dropped a vintage KOQ dime on the Pistons.

Troy Williams got the first start of his Knicks career, and contributed 11 points. Trey Burke kept his hold on the starting point guard position, chipping in 18 points, 15 assists and one turnover.

I’ll be honest with y’all...I’m visiting my family for Easter, so I’m not sure there will be a recap. Have a good holiday, friends.