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B3PISTONS_TH_B_^_THURSDAYThe Pistons rookie class outshined New York in a 96-73 win yesterday. Austin Daye (27-13) and DaJuan Summers (26-8) combined for 53 points and 21 rebounds. Jonas Jerebko, the Pistons other rookie was the third best player on the court as he tallied 13 points and 12 rebounds.Detriot shot 52% from the field and outrebounded the Knicks 51-32.

Toney Douglas struggled from the field again shooting 1-6. However, he had 10 assists and the rookie is showing the ability to lead the and defend. The points will come as he averaged 21.5 points in his senior season at Florida State.  Jordan Hill needs to get in better game shape as he lacked intensity on the defensive side. He finished with 14 points, five rebounds and one blocked shot. He has yet to dominate the paint or glass but it is also two games into the summer.

All eyes were on to see if Morris Almond could sustain his shooting touch. He led the Knicks with 17 points in the first game but shot 4-11 and finished with 11 points  (2-three pointers) vs. the Pistons. The former first round pick has to improve his ball handling skills but his outside shooting touch would be a good fit in Head Coach Mike D’Antonis system. 7-foot Nikoloz Tskitishvili hit half of his eight three point attempts as he finished with 12 points. The former lottery pick ( 5th overall in 2002) now has 7-three pointers in two games which leads the team. He was the summer league MVP in 2004 and wants to prove scouts he can still play.

The Knicks face the 0-4 Kings this Friday.

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