By Dave Hart
Pistons 106, Nuggets 95 – The Pistons finally cracked the win column on the road on Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets.
The Pistons were led by Tobias Harris with 19 points while Marcus Morris had 17.
Andre Drummond had a double-double for Detroit with 14 points and 12 rebounds while Ish Smith chipped in with eight assists and Jon Leuer had 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.
Detroit, which is now 5-5 on the season, will return home to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
4th Place in Central Division (3 games behind first place Cleveland)
8th Place in Eastern Conference (3 games behind first place Cleveland)
½ game ahead of Brooklyn for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 73
Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 77
Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 77
Next Game: 11/14/2016 vs Oklahoma City Thunder 7:30 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Stats: Tobias Harris 19 points, Marcus Morris 17 points, Andre Drummond 14 points 12 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 14 points, Jon Leuer 14 points 10 rebounds, Ish Smith 10 points 8 assists.
Canadiens 5, Red Wings 0 – The first place Montreal Canadiens blanked the Red Wings on their home ice on Saturday night.
Montreal led 3-0 after the first period and 5-0 heading into the third stanza.
Andrew Shaw paced the Canadiens with one goal and two assists, while Philip Danault and Max Pacioretty each chipped in with a goal and an assist.
Montreal’s goaltender Carey Price picked up a shutout win in net, stopping stopped all 25 Detroit shots.
Jimmy Howard took the loss in net for the Red Wings, allowing five goals on 25 shots.
The Red Wings are now 8-7-1 on the season, good for 17 points and an eighth place tie in the Eastern Conference standings.
Detroit will return home on Tuesday night to face the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Record: 8-7-1 17 pts
Tied for 4th Place in Atlantic Division (10 points behind first place Montreal)
Tied for 8th Place in Eastern Conference (10 points behind Montreal)
Tied with Tampa Bay for the final playoff spot
Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 135 pts
Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 145 pts
Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 145 pts
Next Game: 11/15/2016 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena
Stats: Goals- N/A. Assists- N/A. Goalie- Jimmy Howard L (4-3-0) 20 saves on 25 shots, Petr Mrazek 12 saves on 12 shots.