The Pistons blew a 27-point lead, but recovered to beat Knicks 111- 105 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.   Anthony Tolliver and Reggie Jackson made a trio of big 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter.  Jackson finished with 21 points, and Stanley Johnson added 22 and nine rebounds. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit.  Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is out until after the All-Star Break with a right groin strain.  Caldwell-Pope left the game in Wednesday's loss at Boston after he appeared to slip on a wet spot on the court late in the second quarter.  The Pistons play at Indiana on Saturday and host the Raptors on Monday.

Red Wings

The Red Wings lost to the Florida Panthers 6-3. Florida scored three quick ones on Jimmy Howard and the Wings were never able to get back in it. Dylan Larkin scored twice for Detroit. But the Panthers kept scoring. Detroit pulled their goaltender on a power play with about eight minutes left and it paid off, as Mike Green scored. But pulling the goalie again backfired, as the Panthers scored to seal the win.   Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots for his ninth consecutive win on home ice for Florida, which has won five straight.  Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists.  The first of the night was his 1,100th in regular-season play, a milestone reached by only five other players — Wayne Gretzky, Ron Francis, Mark Messier, Ray Bourque and Paul Coffey.  The Wings head home to host the Islanders on Saturday and the Panthers on Monday.

Big Ten Basketball

The Michigan Wolverines host #10 Michigan State in their only regular season meeting on Saturday. Hear Michigan State at Michigan…..Saturday at 1pm on WBCK.

High School Girls' Basketball

Concord 34, Athens 31.

Gull Lake 39, Loy Norrix 28

Homer 59, Springport 48

Waldron 52, Tekonsha 20

Reading 46, Union City 41

 

Girls and Boys Basketball Friday

Mattawan at Lakeview

Harper Creek at Charlotte

Pennfield at Marshall …7:30 on WBCK.  Marshall guard Jacob Brubaker is 40 points away from scoring 1000 for the Redhawks.  He’s averaging just under 24 points per game to lead all area scorers.

Lawton at Delton

Schoolcraft at Galesburg-Augusta

Olivet at Lake Odessa-Lakewood

Jonesville at Quincy

Tekonsha at Waldron

Union City at Reading

 

Friday Boys Basketball

Battle Creek Central at Kalamazoo Central

Athens at Concord

Bronson at New Buffalo

Bellevue at Climax-Scotts

Homer at Springport

Friday Girls Basketball

Climax-Scotts at Bellevue

New Buffalo at Bronson

Lions Changes

The Detroit Lions have relieved Sheldon White of his duties, according to a report on the team's website.  White was the interim general manager after the Lions fired Martin Mayhew in the middle of the season. He was Detroit's vice president of pro personnel before that.  The Lions hired Bob Quinn as their new general manager last month.

Detroit announced Thursday night that it has hired Josh Schuler as assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Tigers

13 Days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland. (Fri)

The Associated Press (AP) and Michigan Radio Network contributed to this report.