Detroit sports glance: Pistons top Chicago Bulls in overtime; Red Wings continue to struggle, lose to Ottawa Senators

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 98, Bulls 94 (OT) – The Pistons are on top of the Central Division after beating the Chicago Bulls in overtime on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit scored the first seven points in overtime and outscored the Bulls 15-11 in the extra five minutes.

Marcus Morris led the Pistons with 26 points, while Reggie Jackson added 22 points and Andre Drummond had 20 points and 20 rebounds.

Pistons’ forward Anthony Tolliver scored 11 points off the bench.Eye on the D

Detroit will look to stay unbeaten on Tuesday night when it plays the Indiana Pacers in a Central Division game.

Record: 3-0

1st Place in Central Division (1 game ahead of Chicago)

1st Place in Eastern Conference (1/2 game ahead of Toronto)

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 79

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 79

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 80

Next Game: 11/03/2015 vs Indiana Pacers 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Reggie Jackson 22 points 7 assists 7 rebounds, Andre Drummond 20 points 20 rebounds, Marcus Morris 26 points 7 rebounds, Anthony Tolliver 11 points.

 

Senators 3, Red Wings 1 –Ottawa Senators jumped out to a 2-0 lead and held on the defeat the Red Wings on Friday night.

The Red Wings are now winless in six of their last seven games.

Henrik Zetterberg scored Detroit’s lone goal.

Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard took the loss despite stopping 32-of-34 shots.

Detroit is now 4-5-1 on the season, good for nine points and a sixth place in the Atlantic Division.

The Red Wings will complete their home-and-home with the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

Record: 4-5-1   9 pts

Tied for 6th Place in Atlantic Division (9 pts behind Montreal)

Tied for 13th Place in Eastern Conference (9 pts behind Montreal)

2 pts behind Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 149 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 152 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 152 pts

Next Game: 10/31/2015 vs Ottawa Senators 7:00 p.m. @ Canadian Tire Centre

Stats: Goals- Henrik Zetterberg (3). Assists- Teemu Pulkkinen (2), Gustav Nyquist (3) Goaltender- Jimmy Howard L (2-2-1) 32 saves on 34 shots.

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