Detroit sports glance: Jackson scores 40 points in Pistons victory over Portland; Red Wings lose to Dallas

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 120, Trailblazers 103 – The Detroit Pistons outscored the Portland Trailblazers 41-11 during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s victory.

LSJ Logo incertReggie Jackson scored a career high 40 points for the Pistons, while Andre Drummond had another 20-20 night with 29 points and 27 rebounds.

Detroit trailed by 18 points before its fourth quarter charge. Jackson scored 26 points during the quarter, tying Will Bynum for most Pistons’ points in a quarter in franchise history.

The Pistons are off to their best start since 2007 with a 5-1 record, good for second place in the Central Division behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Detroit will play the defending NBA champion Golden St. Warriors on Monday night.Eye on the D

Record: 5-1

2nd Place in Central Division (1/2 game behind Cleveland)

3rd Place in Eastern Conference (1 game behind Atlanta)

2.5 games ahead of Indiana for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 75

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 77

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 77

Next Game: 11/09/2015 @ Golden St. Warriors 10:30 p.m. @ ORACLE Arena

Stats: Reggie Jackson 40 points 5 assists, Andre Drummond 29 points 27 rebounds 3 blocks, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 16 points 4 steals, Marcus Morris 13 points.

 

Stars 4, Red Wings 1- The Dallas Stars snapped the Red Wings three-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon.

The Stars jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of first period goals.

Gustav Nyquist cut the Red Wings deficit to 2-1 with a power play goal late in the first period. Mike Green and Niklas Kronwall picked up assists on the goal.

Dallas responded with two late third period goals, to seal the victory.

Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard took the loss, he stopped 20 of 22 shots and left the game midway through the third period after colliding with a Stars’ player.

The Red Wings are now 7-6-1 on the season, good for 15 points and a fourth place tie in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit will host the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

Record: 7-6-1   15 pts

Tied for 4th Place in Atlantic Division (12 pts behind Montreal)

Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (12 pts behind Montreal)

Tied with New Jersey and Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 135 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 145 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 145 pts

Next Game: 11/10/2015 vs Washington Capitals 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Gustav Nyquist (6).   Assists- Mike Green (3), Niklas Kronwall (5). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard L (3-3-1) 20 saves on 22 shots, Petr Mrazek 2 saves on 4 shots.

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