NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Knicks snapped the Detroit Pistons' three-game winning streak on Monday when a game-high 27 points from Nate Robinson earned his team a 99-91 victory and a split of their home-and-home series.
Robinson, who earlier on Monday was selected to defend his slam dunk title on February 13 at the NBA's All-Star weekend, had five three-pointers as the Knicks bounced back from a 94-90 loss in Detroit on Saturday.
It marked his biggest offensive output since scoring 41 points on January 1 against Atlanta.
Rodney Stuckey bagged 22 points for a depleted Detroit squad that led by two points heading into the final quarter.
The Pistons fell behind early in the quarter and were unable to reclaim the lead.
Detroit's Ben Gordon missed the game with a strained right groin while Tayshaun Prince was out with a sore left knee and Will Bynum was sidelined by a sprained left ankle.
(Writing by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Tony Jimenez)