There was no redemption game for Dennis Smith Jr. Only a painful reminder of what he’s missing after he got traded.
The New York Knicks shackled Smith and his new team, Detroit Pistons, 109-90, Sunday night at Little Caesar’s Arena, to move up to solo fourth in the Eastern Conference.
The Knicks (18-17) are off to their best start since going 23-12 after their first 35 games in their 54-win campaign in the 2012-13 season. That also marked the last time they made the playoffs.
The Knicks are starting to look like a playoff team.