Detroit sports glance: Pistons storm past division leading Cleveland Cavaliers, 96-88

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 96, Cavaliers 88 – The Pistons snapped their five-game losing streak with a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit led 33-28 at the end of first quarter, 56-49 at halftime and 75-68 after three quarters.

Reggie Jackson paced the Pistons with 23 points, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 19. Andre Drummond picked up a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

The Pistons are now 28-29 on the season, good for ninth place in theEye on the D Eastern Conference. They are two games out of playoff contention with 25 games remaining.

Detroit will head back home to host the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Record: 28-29

4th Place in Central Division (13 games behind Cleveland)

9th Place in Eastern Conference (13 games behind Cleveland)

2 games behind Chicago and Charlotte for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 29

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 40

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 40

Misery # towards elimination from Central Division title: 14

Misery # towards elimination from playoff contention: 25

Next Game: 02/24/2016 vs. Philadelphia 76ers 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Reggie Jackson 23 points 4 assists, Andre Drummond 16 points 15 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 19 points, Tobias Harris/Marcus Morris 14 points.

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