Detroit sports glance: Pistons earn third straight win, thrash Brooklyn Nets

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 103, Nets 89 – The Detroit Pistons jumped out to a quick lead, then finished strong on Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Pistons outscored the Nets 33-23 during the first quarter and closed LSJ Logo incertthe game with a 31-23 fourth quarter run.

Andre Drummond scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Detroit, while Reggie Jackson added 23 points and eight assists.Eye on the D

The Nets were led by Brook Lopez with 19 points, while Donald Sloan added 15 points from off the bench.

The Pistons are now 21-16 on the season, good for a seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Detroit will have a couple of days off before hosting the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.

Record: 21-16

4th Place in Central Division (5.5 games behind Cleveland)

7th Place in Eastern Conference (5.5 games behind Cleveland)

1.5 ahead of Orlando for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 44

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 53

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 53

Next Game: 01/12/2016 vs. San Antonio Spurs 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Andre Drummond 23 points 11 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 23 points 8 assists, Marcus Morris 13 points, Ersan Illyasova 19 points 13 rebounds, Anthony Tolliver 10 points.

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