Detroit sports glance: Pistons crush Charlotte; Red Wings defeat Dallas

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 112, Hornets 89 – Tobias Harris’ 24-point performance led the Pistons to a road win over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit jumped out to a 33-25 lead after the first quarter, led 57-54 at halftime and had an 84-74 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

The Pistons are now 9-10 on the season, good for a ninth place tie in the Eastern Conference standings.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris each added 18 points for Detroit while Ish Smith contributed with 13.

Charlotte was paced by Kemba Walker with 23 points while Marco Belinelli added 11 off the bench.Eye on the D

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

 

Record: 9-10

5th Place in Central Division (5.5 games behind first place Cleveland)

Tied for 9th Place in Eastern Conference (5.5 games behind first place Cleveland)

½ game behind Milwaukee and Indiana for the last two playoff spots

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 65

Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 71

Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 71

Next Game: 11/30/2016 @ Boston Celtics 7:30 p.m. @ TD Garden

Stats: Tobias Harris 24 points 7 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 18 points 7 assists 7 rebounds, Marcus Morris 18 points, Ish Smith 13 points, Aaron Baynes 8 rebounds.

 

Red Wings 3, Stars 1 – The Red Wings bounced back from their overtime defeat last Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens with a home victory over the Dallas Stars.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek was stellar in net, allowing just one goal on 35 Dallas shots.

The Stars quickly opened the scoring 16 seconds into the contest on a goal from Esa Lindell.

The Red Wings responded with a late first period power play goal by Dylan Larkin to tie the game 1-1 after the first period.

Detroit took the lead at the 7:56 mark of the second period on a power play goal from Anthony Mantha.

Steve Ott closed out the scoring for the Red Wings with an empty net goal with 1:03 left in regulation.

The Red Wings are now 11-10-2 on the season, good for 24 points and 11th place in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit will remain home to face the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

 

Record: 11-10-2   24 pts

5th Place in Atlantic Division (10 points behind first place Montreal)

11th Place in Eastern Conference (10 points behind Montreal)

1 point behind New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 122 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 131 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 131 pts

Next Game: 12/01/2016 vs Florida Panthers 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Dylan Larkin (7), Anthony Mantha (3), Steve Ott (2).   Assists- Mike Green (9), Frans Nielsen (8), Henrik Zetterberg (12), Niklas Kronwall (2), Thomas Vanek (6). Goalie- Petr Mrazek W (6-5-2) 34 saves on 35 shots.

 

 

 

 

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