Detroit sports glance: Pistons honor Ben Wallace, thump defending champion Golden St.

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 113, Warriors 95 – The Detroit Pistons put on a show against the defending NBA champion Golden St. Warriors on Ben Wallace night on Saturday.

LSJ Logo incertOn a night where Wallace’s number 3 jersey was raised to the rafters, the Pistons handed Golden St. its fourth loss of the season.

Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope paced Detroit with 20 points each, while Marcus Morris added 16 points and eight rebounds. Andre Drummond had another double-double with 14 points and 21 rebounds.

The Warriors were led in a losing effort by Stephen Curry with a game-high 38 points, Klay Thompson chipped in with 24.Eye on the D

The Pistons are now 22-18 on the season, good for a sixth place tie in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Detroit will host the Chicago Bulls on Monday afternoon in a special Martin Luther King Day game.

Record: 22-18

Tied for 3rd Place in Central Division (7 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 6th Place in Eastern Conference (7 games behind Cleveland)

1.5 games ahead of Orlando for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 42

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 51

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 51

Next Game: 01/18/2016 vs. Chicago Bulls 3:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Reggie Jackson 20 points 8 assists, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 20 points, Marcus Morris 16 points 6 assists 8 rebounds, Andre Drummond 14 points 21 rebounds, Aron Baynes 12 points.

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