Detroit sports glance: Pistons fall short against Toronto Raptors

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Raptors 111, Pistons 107 – The Pistons fell short of a comeback victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Raptors solid 20-point lead during the fourth quarter was cut down to as low as four points late in regulation.

DeMar DeRozan paced Toronto with a game-high 29 points, while Kyle Lowry added 18 points and Bismack Biyombo had 12 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.

The Pistons were led by Br­­­andon Jennings with 22 points off the bench, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 15.

The Pistons are now 25-23 on the season, good for eighth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They have a two and a half game lead for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will continue its road trip on Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets.Eye on the D­

Record: 25-23

4th Place in Central Division (9.5 games behind Cleveland)

8th Place in Eastern Conference (9.5 games behind Cleveland)

2.5 games ahead of two teams for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 34

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 46

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 46

Next Game: 02/01/2016 @ Brooklyn Nets 7:30 p.m. @ Barclays Center

Stats: Brandon Jennings 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 15 points, Reggie Jackson/Marcus Morris 13 points each, Andre Drummond 11 points 12 rebounds, Stanley Johnson 12 points.

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