Detroit sports glance: Pistons snap two-game slide, beat Brooklyn Nets on the road

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 105, Nets 100 – Reggie Jackson’s strong play down the stretch led the Pistons over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertJackson scored seven of his 19 points during the last two minutes in regulation.

The Pistons, who snapped their two-game losing streak, were led by Andre Drummond with 21 points 18 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ersan Ilyasove each added 16 points.

Stanley Johnson led the Pistons’ bench with 13 points.

The Nets were led by Brook Lopez with a game-high 27 points, while Andrea Bargnani added 18 points off the bench.

The Pistons are now 26-23 on the season, good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They have a two and a half game lead over the Charlotte Hornets for the final playoff spot.Eye on the D

Detroit will finish its trip on Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics.­

Record: 26-23

3rd Place in Central Division (10 games behind Cleveland)

7th Place in Eastern Conference (10 games behind Cleveland)

2.5 games ahead of Charlotte for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 32

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 45

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 45

Next Game: 02/03/2016 @ Boston Celtics 7:30 p.m. @ TD Garden

Stats: Andre Drummond 21 points 18 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 19 points 6 assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope/Ersan Ilyasova 16 points each, Stanley Johnson 13 points, Marcus Morris 12 points.

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