By Dave Hart
Spurs 96, Pistons 86 – The Pistons dropped their fifth straight road game on Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs were led by Pau Gasol with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard added 17 points and LaMarcus Aldridge contributed with 14 points along with a team-high 12 rebounds.
Andre Drummond paced Detroit with 20 points and 17 rebounds.
Detroit will finish its road trip out west on Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets looking for its first win on the trip.
Tied for 4th Place in Central Division (2.5 games behind first place Cleveland)
Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (3.5 games behind first place Cleveland)
Tied with Indiana for the final playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 74
Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 78
Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 78
Next Game: 11/12/2016 @ Denver Nuggets 9:00 p.m. @ Pepsi Center
Stats: Andre Drummond 20 points 17 rebounds, Tobias Harris/Ish Smith/Beno Udrih 12 points each, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 10 points 7 assists.