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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...

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...

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...

Jackson's jumper gives Clippers 100-98 win over Pistons

Apr. 14, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard both spoke highly of their time in Detroit. Small consolation for the Pistons after those two led the undermanned Los Angeles Clippers to a remarkable victory in Motown. Jackson sank a jumper with 2.3...

Clippers without 4 key players against Pistons

Apr. 14, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Serge Ibaka and Patrick Beverley are all out for the Los Angeles Clippers for their game at Detroit on Wednesday night. Leonard is out with a sore right foot, Ibaka has lower back tightness, Beverley has a broken left hand, and...