Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/26/12
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Brandon Knight scored a season-high 26 points Monday, but his defense was even more impressive. Knight held Portland's standout rookie point guard, Damian Lillard, to 12 points, tying his season low, and the Detroit Pistons defeated the Trail Blazers 108-101 at The Palace. The Pistons (4-11) won their third straight home game. The Blazers (6-8) have lost each of the first two games of a seven-game Eastern Conference road trip. Lillard missed his first 12 shots and went 4-for-18 from the field. He was averaging an NBA rookie-best 19.6 points entering the game. "It's becoming a league where there's a lot of great players at the point guard position," said Knight, a second-year guard. "Of course I was aware how he had been playing. I want to play defensively like that all the time, no matter who I'm playing against and not just step it up against a guy that's been playing well. "Defensively, a lot of times it starts with me, and that will trickle down t...
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