By Dave Hart

Pistons 121, Hawks 85 – The Pistons continued their road success on Friday night, winning a third straight road win after pounding the Atlanta Hawks.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit led 27-24 after the first quarter, increased its advantage to 58-39 at halftime and continued to roll to a 90-57 score heading into the fourth quarter.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Pistons with 23 points while Tobias Harris added 18. Andre Drummond contributed with 14 points and 14 rebounds for Detroit and Ish Smith has 11 points and 13 assists.

The Hawks were led by Dennis Schroder with 17 points and 11 assists.Eye on the D

The Pistons are now 11-10 on the season, good for a sixth place tie in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit will return home on Sunday to face the Orlando Magic looking to maintain its winning streak.


Record: 11-10

Tied for 3rd Place in Central Division (4 games behind first place Cleveland)

Tied for 6th Place in Eastern Conference (4 games behind first place Cleveland)

½ game ahead of Atlanta for the final playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 62

Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 68

Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 68

Next Game: 12/04/2016 vs Orlando Magic 6:00 p.m. @ Palace of Auburn Hills

Stats: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 23 points 8 rebounds, Tobias Harris 18 points, Jon Leuer 16 points 9 rebounds, Andre Drummond 14 points 14 rebounds, Marcus Morris 12 points, Ish Smith 11 points 13 assists.