Detroit sports glance: Pistons beat Milwaukee on last second tip-in by Drummond

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 92, Bucks 91 – Andre Drummond’s tipped-in basket with 2.1 seconds left pushed the Pistons to a comeback victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertDrummond posted a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds while Marcus Morris paced Detroit with 21 points. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 15 points and Anthony Tolliver scored 11 off the bench.

Detroit fell behind 30-17 after the first quarter, trailed 48-45 at halftime and were down 74-65 after three quarters.

The Pistons closed the game on a 27-17 fourth quarter tear to complete the comeback win.Eye on the D

The Bucks were led in a losing effort by former Piston Khris Middleton with a game-high 27 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo chipped in with 21.

The Pistons are now 37-34 on the season, good for an eighth place tie with the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference with 11 games remaining.

Detroit will continue its home stand against the Orlando on Wednesday night.

Record: 37-34

Tied for 4th Place in Central Division (13.5 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (13.5 games behind Cleveland)

Tied with Chicago for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 13

Misery # towards elimination from playoff contention: 13

Eliminated from Central Division and Eastern Conference title contention.

Next Game: 03/23/2016 vs. Orlando Magic 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Marcus Morris 21 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 15 points, Andre Drummond 14 points 16 rebounds, Tobias Harris 13 points, Anthony Tolliver 11 points.

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