Pistons send Knicks to 15th straight loss

Andre Drummond collected 29 points and 20 rebounds and Blake Griffin had 26 points as the host Detroit Pistons handed the New York Knicks their 15th consecutive loss, 120-103, on Friday.Drummond overcame early foul trouble to shoot 12-for-15 from the field while Griffin recorded the same numbers from the free-throw line for the Pistons, who scored a season-high 41 points in the first quarter.Reggie Jackson made four 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 20 points as Detroit won for the fourth time in five games and its sixth straight versus New York.Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 of his career-high 31 points in the first half for the NBA-worst Knicks, who have dropped 23 of their last 24 games overall. Smith shot 9-for-15 from the field and added a team-high eight assists.Detroit led 77-66 midway through the third quarter when Drummond committed his fourth foul to earn a seat on the bench.New York went on a 14-3 run over the next 3 1/2 minutes to tie the contest, but Griffin sank a pair of free throws and drilled a 3-pointer as the Pistons scored seven straight to claim an 89-84 lead at the end of the quarter.

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