Knicks2831831 -- 98Pistons26332423 -- 106

The Pistons hugged former coach Larry Brown before facing him for the first time -- and then played like the team that won him his only NBA championship. Richard Hamilton scored a season-high 40 points to lead Detroit past Brown and New York. Brown returned to an NBA city he used to call home for the seventh time, but acknowledged this reunion was different.

New York

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24037-8222-2814-37233198Rose 16:561-40-01-3032Taylor 15:233-70-01-6036ADavis 23:413-52-24-4028Richardson 14:453-61-20-3137Marbury 40:414-153-40-311511Frye 32:376-129-102-31221Crawford 33:158-174-51-26022Ariza 27:193-50-01-5146James 8:592-51-11-2025Robinson 11:041-32-20-0334Butler 15:143-30-23-6046Lee 0:060-00-00-0000

Percentages: FG .451, FT .786. Three-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (Crawford 2-4, Marbury 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Robinson 0-1). Blocked Shots: 5 (James 2, Ariza, Butler, A.Davis). Turnovers: 13 (Marbury 2, Rose 2, Richardson 2, Robinson 2, James, Ariza, Crawford, Taylor, A.Davis). Steals: 11 (Ariza 3, Crawford 3, A.Davis 2, Marbury, Butler, Frye). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 7:52 first; Defensive Three Second, 3:13 fourth.

Detroit

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0437-6829-409-372523106Prince 41:167-125-53-103219RWallace 29:461-30-20-2363BWallace 39:365-75-102-112215Hamilton 41:5413-2513-140-22140Billups 34:253-105-50-211511Evans 11:453-40-01-1117McDyess 19:452-30-01-4104Milicic 5:040-00-21-2010Arroyo 14:403-40-01-3246DDavis 1:530-01-20-0011

Percentages: FG .544, FT .725. Three-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Evans 1-1, Hamilton 1-2, R.Wallace 1-3, Billups 0-3). Blocked Shots: 7 (R.Wallace 3, Evans 2, B.Wallace, McDyess). Turnovers: 18 (Billups 6, Arroyo 4, R.Wallace 3, Hamilton 2, Milicic 2, Prince). Steals: 6 (R.Wallace 2, McDyess 2, Prince, Evans). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 56.5 second.

A: 22,076 (22,076). T: 2:39.