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Pistons snap skid with 111-97 win over Grizzlies

May. 07, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne Ellington and Cory Joseph scored 18 points apiece to help the Detroit Pistons snap a four-game losing streak with a 111-97 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night. The Grizzlies dropped a half-game behind Golden State for eighth place...

Hornets hold on for crucial 102-99 win over Pistons

May. 04, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — LaMelo Ball scored 23 points, including two free throws with 5.8 seconds left, and the Charlotte Hornets took another step toward the postseason with a 102-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Detroit trailed by two when rookie Killian...

Magic top Pistons 119-112 behind Bamba's big night

May. 03, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mo Bamba had 22 points and 15 rebounds — both career highs — and the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 119-112 on Monday night. Saddiq Bey led Detroit with 26 points in a game that had little at stake — with the possible exception of lottery...

LaMelo Ball returns, helps Hornets beat Pistons 107-94

May. 01, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball returned from a 21-game absence with 11 points, leading the Charlotte Hornets to a 107-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. A leading candidate for Rookie of the Year, Ball had surgery to repair a broken wrist...

Dunn returns, but Hawks fall 100-86 to Pistons

Apr. 26, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jerami Grant and Frank Jackson scored 18 points apiece to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 100-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. The Hawks shot just 39% from the field and 4 of 27 from 3-point range. It was their lowest-scoring game of the...

Spurs beat Pistons 106-91 to snap 5-game home skid

Apr. 22, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Derrick White had 26 points, Jakob Poeltl added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 106-91 on Thursday night to snap a five-game home losing streak. Detroit’s bench closed to 84-81 with 7:20 remaining but San...

Doncic, Mavs beat Pistons 127-117 to stop 4-game home skid

Apr. 21, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 10 rebounds, Kristaps Porzingis added 19 points and seven boards and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 127-117 on Wednesday night to stop a four-game home losing streak. Jalen Brunson scored 18 of his 20 points in...

Late baskets from Jacksons lead Pistons over Cavs, 109-105

Apr. 19, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Frank Jackson scored 20 points, including a tiebreaking baseline drive in the final minute, lifting the Detroit Pistons to a 109-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Jackson was fouled on his basket with 29 seconds left. He missed the...

Westbrook's triple-double, Beal's 37 lead Wiz over Pistons

Apr. 17, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his 25th triple-double of the season, Bradley Beal scored 37 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 121-100 on Saturday night. Westbrook finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the fourth...

Pistons hand Thunder 9th straight loss with 110-104 victory

Apr. 16, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Josh Jackson scored 29 points, and the Detroit Pistons overcame several key absences to beat Oklahoma City 110-104 on Friday night, handing the Thunder their ninth straight loss. Oklahoma City cut an 11-point, fourth-quarter lead to one, but Detroit held...