Detroit sports glance: Pistons dethrone Sacramento Kings, 115-108

By Dave Hart

Pistons 115, Kings 108 – The Pistons snapped their two-game losing streak, defeating the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit jumped out to a 39-25 lead after the first quarter, led to 67-54 at halftime and had an 87-83 advantage after three quarters.

The Pistons closed the game on a 28-25 fourth quarter run to hold on to the victory.

Marcus Morris paced the Pistons with 24 points while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 23. Reggie Jackson had a near triple-double with 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, while Andre Drummond chipped in with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Kings were led by DeMarcus Cousins with a game-high 31 points while Rudy Gay added 19.Eye on the D

The Pistons are now 35-34 on the season, good for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. They are tied with the Chicago Bulls for the last playoff spot with 13 games remaining.

Detroit will continue its home stand against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

Record: 35-34

4th Place in Central Division (14.5 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (14.5 games behind Cleveland)

Tied with Chicago for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 15

Misery # towards elimination from playoff contention: 16

Eliminated from Central Division and Eastern Conference title contention.

Next Game: 03/19/2016 vs. Brooklyn Nets 7:00 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Marcus Morris 24 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 23 points, Reggie Jackson 19 points 9 assists 7 rebounds, Tobias Harris 17 points, Andre Drummond 14 points 11 rebounds, Aron Baynes 9 points 9 rebounds.

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