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Knicks 95, Pistons 92: Scenes from the first four-game winning streak since 2017

It’s been awhile.

New York Knicks v Detroit Pistons Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

The New York Knicks stormed back late and out-slugged the Detroit Pistons, 95-92. It wasn’t pretty, but the Knicks have won four games in a row for the first time since December 2017. Everybody get naked!

Head coach Mike Miller almost blew the game early in the fourth, keeping an ineffective Dennis Smith Jr. and Bobby Portis in the game as the Pistons stretched their lead out to seven. But then he replaced Smith with Elfrid Payton and Portis with Mitchell Robinson (yes, Mitch closed!) and the Pistons simply couldn’t keep New York off the offensive glass. The ‘Bockers grabbed 16 offensive boards, including two clutch saves by Julius Randle and Mitch. The final Mitch rebound led to a Randle bucket that stretched the lead to four.

Randle struggled a bit tonight (17 points on 7-17 shooting, 3 assists, 4 turnovers), but he got the bucket when he was needed most.

Mitch didn’t put up huge numbers (7 points, 5 rebounds), but he did spark the Knicks with three blocks.

This pass from Reggie Bullock to Robinson was nice.

Recap to come. So much winning.