New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons preview for November 27 game

The New York Knicks (7-14) look to continue their inspired play as they go for their fourth straight win on Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons (10-7) at Little Caesars Arena. The game is scheduled for a 7 PM ET start. New York has a 4-8 record on the road while the Pistons are 6-3 at home.

The Knicks won their third in a row on Sunday when they went on the road to . New York was able to outscore Memphis 35-19 in the third quarter which included a 23-6 run. According to ESPN, Enes Kanter finished with a new career-high 26 rebounds to go along with 21 points.

The Pistons have won two in a row after their 118-107 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Detroit actually trailed by one after three quarters before outscoring the Suns 35-23 over the final 12 minutes. Six players reached double figures in scoring led by Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson’s 19.

Known injuries

New York: Out – Kristaps Porzingis (knee), Lance Thomas (knee), Courtney Lee (neck)

Detroit: Out – Luke Kennard (shoulder)

Projected starting lineups

New York: PG – Emmanuel Mudiay, SG – Tim Hardaway Jr., SF – Mario Hezonja, PF – Noah Vonleh, C – Enes Kanter

Detroit: PG – Reggie Jackson, SG – Reggie Bullock, SF – Glenn Robinson III, PF – Blake Griffin, C – Andre Drummond

Leaders

New York: Scoring – Tim Hardaway Jr. 23.3, Rebounding – Enes Kanter 12.0, Assists – Trey Burke 3.5, Steals – Emmanuel Mudiay 1.1, Blocks – Mitchell Robinson 1.9

Detroit: Scoring – Blake Griffin 24.8, Rebounding – Andre Drummond 16.1, Assists – Blake Griffin 5.1, Steals – Andre Drummond 1.3, Blocks – Andre Drummond 1.7

What to know prior to Tuesday night’s game

Two of the best rebounders in the league are matched up down low as centers Andre Drummond and Enes Kanter will square up.

Drummond leads the league with his 16.1 rebounds per game while Kanter ranks ninth with 12 an outing.

Drummond and Kanter are part of the reason why these teams are two of the best on the offensive glass. The Knicks rank fourth with 12.4 per game, and Detroit sits second at 13.1.

While the Knicks sit as just the 24th-best in the league allowing the opposition to shoot 46.9 percent from the field, they have shown vast improvement during their three-game winning streak. In that stretch, their opponents are shooting just 40.8 percent.

Regular season history between the Knicks and Pistons

The Knicks and Pistons have met in the regular season 377 times according to Land of Basketball. New York holds a 206-171 advantage in the win column.

Detroit was able to sweep the three-game series last season. Every game went down to the wire though as they won the three outings by just a combined 13 points.

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