Detroit sports glance: San Antonio Spurs handle Pistons at the Palace

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Spurs 109, Pistons 99 – Tony Parker’s game-high 31 points led the San Antonio Spurs over the Pistons on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Spurs were also paced by LaMarcus Aldridge with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

The Pistons, who had their three-game winning streak snapped, were led by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with 25 points, while former Spur Aaron Baynes added 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench.

The Pistons are now 21-17 on the season, good for a seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.Eye on the D

Detroit will go on the road to face the Memphis Grizzles on Thursday night. The Grizzles defeated the Pistons in Detroit on a half-court basket at the buzzer in early December.

Record: 21-17

4th Place in Central Division (7 games behind Cleveland)

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

2 games ahead of Boston and New York for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 43

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 53

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 53

Next Game: 01/14/2016 @ Memphis Grizzles 8:00 p.m. @ FedExForum

Stats: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 25 points, Andre Drummond 17 points 10 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 10 points 11 assists, Aron Baynes 15 points 9 rebounds.

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