Thursday's Pistons News: Tobias Harris wins NBA community service award

Pistons can't slow Porzingis, Knicks in latest road loss: The New York tabloids will scream headlines featuring second-year New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis on Thursday morning. But Detroit Pistons Stan Van Gundy will probably still be irritated at a stat sheet that showed his team giving up 19 offensive rebounds in the Knicks’ 105-102 victory. Porzingis scored a career-high 35 points to help the Knicks (5-6) snap the Pistons’ brief two-game winning streak. -- Detroit Free Press

No Trump hotel reservations to cancel for Detroit Pistons: When ESPN.com reported that three NBA teams have stopped staying at Trump-related properties to halt any association with the president-elect, friends forwarded the article to Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. It was a natural occurrence after Van Gundy’s pointed diatribe last week following the election of real estate developer Donald Trump to the nation’s highest office. Van Gundy checked with team director of operations Mike Abdenour and learned that the Pistons haven’t stayed at a Trump hotel during Van Gundy’s tenure. And no stays are planned. -- Detroit Free Press

Pistons fall short to Knicks, drop to 1-6 on road: The Jekyll and Hyde act continues for the Pistons. After snapping their winless streak away from The Palace, it seemed the Pistons may have found an answer for the road woes. But on Wednesday night, the Pistons were left searching for a way to keep the New York Knicks off the glass and slow down forward Kristaps Porzingis. -- The Detroit News

Tobias Harris wins NBA community service award: Pistons forward Tobias Harris remembers the positive impact role models had on his life growing up. It’s one reason why Harris has made it a priority to help fill that void for others who aren’t as fortunate by mentoring, educating and building bonds with at-risk youth in the community. For his efforts, Harris was named the October NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner by the league on Wednesday. -- The Detroit News

Late rally falls short as Pistons drop sixth game on the road: Hoping for that breakthrough on the road? Nah, not this time. The Detroit Pistons had another lapse defensively Wednesday, allowing Latvian sensation Kristaps Porzingis to score a season-high 35 points and the New York Knicks dominate on the glass in a 105-102 loss at Madison Square Garden. -- MLive.com