5 Facts to Know: Knicks vs. Pistons

The Knicks close out their season series against the Pistons tonight at The Garden.

Coverage begins at 4:30 PM on MSG & MSG GO.

1 Home Sweet Home

Following a three-game road trip, the Knicks return to Madison Square Garden to open a five-game homestand.

New York has been much better on home court this season with an 18-18 record at The Garden.

2 Trainer's Room

Both teams are dealing with significant injuries in the frontcourt. 

Enes Kanter stayed in the game Wednesday after injuring his back on a dunk attempt but is listed as doubtful for tonight’s game. However, Kyle O’Quinn, who has missed the last three games (hip), practiced Friday and is considered probable.

For the Pistons, Blake Griffin was a late scratch on Thursday against the Wizards and on Friday an MRI revealed a bone bruise in his right ankle, which will sideline him for at least one week. 

3 He's On Fire

It was always going to be tough to follow up his career-night of 42 points and 12 assists on Monday against the Hornets, but Trey Burke didn’t disappoint with 18 points on 7-of-15 from the field and six assists Wednesday against the 76ers.

He’s now scored at least 15 points in five straight games and is averaging 22 points and 6.4 assists over that stretch.

[Robbins: Burke Seizing His Second Chance]

4 So Far This Season

The Knicks will be looking for their first win against Detroit this season in the third and final meeting between these teams. 

Both games have been close, with Detroit having won both contests by a combined seven points.

The last time they played at The Garden was way back in the Knicks home opener on Oct. 21

5 New 6th Man?

After starting 14 games, Emmanuel Mudiay hit a rough patch so coach Jeff Hornacek removed him from the starting lineup on Sunday in favor of Trey Burke.

The move has worked out for both players. The two games since have seen Mudiay play some of his best basketball in a Knick uniform.

He played a great all-around game on Sunday, finishing with 11 points, seven assists and six rebounds and after sitting out Monday with an illness, he followed that up with 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting Wednesday.