Wallace out with sore knee

Updated: March 3, 2010, 10:13 PM ET
Associated Press

Ben Wallace

NEW YORK -- Detroit center Ben Wallace missed a game for the first time this season Wednesday, sitting out the Pistons' loss to the New York Knicks with a sore right knee.

Wallace was hurt in Tuesday's home loss to Boston. Coach John Kuester said he would be "very surprised" if the 35-year-old veteran played through the weekend.

The former Defensive Player of the Year has been one of the most durable players on an injury-plagued Detroit team, joining guard Rodney Stuckey as the only Pistons to appear in every game.

Knicks swingman Wilson Chandler missed his second straight game for personal reasons.

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