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