Detroit sports glance: Pistons stay unbeaten at home, defeat Oklahoma City

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 104, Thunder 88 – The Pistons continued their perfect record at the Palace this season with a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit led 28-25 after the first quarter, 59-47 at halftime and 78-68 after three quarters.

Tobias Harris led the Pistons with a team-high 22 points while Aaron Baynes, who started in place of injured Andre Drummond, added 20 points.

Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope contributed with 17 points and backup point guard Beno Udrih chipped in with 10 points off the bench.Eye on the D

Russell Westbrook had a game-high 33 points for the Thunder in a losing effort.

The Pistons are now 6-5 on the season, good for a sixth place tie with Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit will go back on the road for two games starting on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks.

 

Record: 6-5

Tied for 3rd Place in Central Division (3 games behind first place Cleveland)

Tied for 6th Place in Eastern Conference (3 games behind first place Cleveland)

1 game ahead of Indiana for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 71

Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 76

Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 76

Next Game: 11/16/2016 @ New York Knicks 7:30 p.m. @ Madison Square Garden

Stats: Tobias Harris 22 points, Aron Baynes 20 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 17 points, Beno Udrih 10 points, Ish Smith 11 points, Jon Leuer 9 rebounds.

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