New York got 26 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 102-87 victory over Detroit on Thursday at O2 Arena.
Bettors who backed the Knicks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 5.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 198.5.
New York got 17 points from Amar'e Stoudemire and another 16 points from J.R. Smith. Jason Kidd contributed 4 assists, while Tyson Chandler cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
Detroit got 22 points from Will Bynum in a losing cause and another 15 points from Kyle Singler. Greg Monroe contributed 5 assists for the Pistons, while Greg Monroe had 10 rebounds.
New York led at halftime, 56-41.
New York had a 44-36 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Nets. The Pistons will aim to get back on the winning track vs Boston.