If you look at what the Pistons were missing Sunday night, it's not surprising they were clueless in slowing the Knicks.

The Knicks scored 58 points in the paint in a 124-106 victory, with the 18-point scoring margin of the final quarter accounting for New York's final advantage.

Say what you want about the weaknesses of Ben Wallace and Rodney Stuckey, they are two of the Pistons' better defenders.

It's safe to say Wallace and Stuckey could have helped against the high-scoring Knicks.

"It was important for us to defend tonight and we knew that, but it seemed we wanted to make it the O.K. Corral in regards to a shoot-out," coach John Kuester said. "The score was 91-91 at the end of the third and we had a chance, but we had to defend.