Detroit sports glance: Pistons roll past Toronto, get back to playoff contention

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 114, Raptors 101 – The Pistons rolled past the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit trailed 25-23 after the first quarter, were tied 52-52 at halftime and took an 89-72 lead after three quarters.

Reggie Jackson paced the Pistons with 19 points and eight assists, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 16 points and five assists. Andre Drummond picked up a double-double with 15 points and 18 rebounds.Eye on the D

The Raptors were led by Terrence Ross with a game-high 27 points off the bench, while DeMar DeRozan chipped in with 20 points.

The Pistons are now 31-29 on the season, good for a seventh place tie in the Eastern Conference with Chicago and Charlotte.

Detroit will travel to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Record: 31-29

4th Place in Central Division (11 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 7th Place in Eastern Conference (11 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 24

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 35

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 35

Misery # towards elimination from Central Division title: 13

Misery # towards elimination from playoff contention: 24

Next Game: 03/02/2016 @ San Antonio Spurs 8:00 p.m. @ AT&T Center

Stats: Reggie Jackson 19 points 8 assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 16 points, Andre Drummond 15 points 18 rebounds, Tobias Harris/Marcus Morris 14 points, Steve Blake 10 points 5 assists.

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