Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points and Tyson Chandler grabbed 20 rebounds for the third straight game as host New York finished off a 5-0 homestand.
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Anthony, who scored a season low-tying nine points in a rout of Sacramento on Saturday, scored 19 first-half points as the Knicks raced to a 57-36 lead. Chandler became the first New York player to record 20 boards three straight times since Willis Reed did it 43 years ago.
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Playing his first game with Detroit since arriving via trade last week, Jose Calderon had 15 points. Greg Monroe had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 20th double-double for the Pistons, who have lost six straight in Madison Square Garden.
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A J.R. Smith 3-pointer midway through the first quarter gave the Knicks a 20-6 lead and they took their first 20-point lead on an Amar'e Stoudemire basket just over a minute into the second. New York finished the first half 10-for-20 from 3-point range.
Calderon fed Monroe for a dunk with 3:48 left in the third that pulled the Pistons within 16 points. They got as close as 12 late in the fourth before Smith and Steve Novak buried 3-pointers to put it away.
: The Knicks are one win away from tying their season high for consecutive victories. They won six in a row to begin the season. ... Calderon missed his first two games with the Pistons because of visa issues. He shot 5-for-7 in the first half, while his teammates were 10-for-39. ... Stoudemire scored 20 points and Smith had 16 for New York.