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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 21 points apiece and the Toronto Raptors ended a five-game skid with a 99-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. The Raptors led 46-45 at the break and took control by outscoring Detroit 23-5 in the first eight minutes of the third period. Gay, who had just two points at halftime, scored 19 points during the third. Amir Johnson added 20 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Jonas Jerebko scored 20 points to lead the Pistons, who also got 17 from rookie Andre Drummond in their eighth straight home loss. Drummond, who missed 22 games with a stress fracture in his lower back, made his first career start. NOTES: Pistons guard Brandon Knight left the game less than a minute in after a collision with Toronto's DeRozan left him with a bloody nose. He returned a few minutes later wearing a protective mask and limped off the floor after being fouled midway through the fourth quarter. . It was 90s Night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Actor Luke Perry of "Beverly Hills 90210" fame presented the game ball.
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The Detroit Pistons’ season has flown off the rails, but the team should get a little bit of a late boost from the return of promising rookie Andre Drummond.
The Pistons’ young center has not played since Feb. 6 because of a back injury. That streak will come to an end Friday night:
UPDATE: Andre Drummond (@dre_drummond_) is back in the lineup and will make his first career start...
Detroit Pistons' guard Brandon Knight cannot seem to escape injury. After suffering ankle injuries earlier on which kept him off the court, Knight returned to the court hoping to help the Pistons. Not long after, he managed to both break his nose and tweak one of his previous ankle injuries. The broken nose should not keep him out of games but the tweaked ankle might, according...
The Detroit Pistons we’re looking to end a lengthy home losing streak. They were hosting the Toronto Raptors and were getting prized rookie Andre Drummond back after he missed 22 games with a back injury. The start was fun, the end? Well, not so much. Brandon Knight, a minute into the game, got hit in [...]
DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 21 points apiece and the Toronto Raptors ended a five-game skid with a 99-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
The Raptors led 46-45 at the break and took control by outscoring Detroit 23-5 in the first eight minutes of the third period. Gay, who had just two points at halftime, scored 19 points during the third.
Amir Johnson added...
Pistons rookie big man Andre Drummond stepped to the foul line Sunday against the Bulls and swung and miss. We have all seen a guy hit nothing on one foul shot. But how about hitting nothing on two consecutive foul shots?
That’s some kind of special.
Yes, this is not an Onion video or post. And yes, Andre Drummond of the Pistons actually airballed two free throws in a row. Is this real life?
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The Detroit Pistons are stumbling toward the end of another non-playoff season.
The Toronto Raptors are following a similar path.
Detroit tries to end a seven-game home losing streak and earn its second win overall this month when it takes on the sinking Raptors, who will face former teammate Jose Calderon for the first time Friday night.
The Pistons (24-48) are 1-11 in March...
If you’re looking for fantasy basketball salvation this Easter weekend, Andre Drummond may be the closest your team gets playoff savior. He’s the missing link, drop everything and go pick him up! After missing two months with a back injury, rookie Andre Drummond returned to the court last night to start at center and scored 17 points (80 FG%) with 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals...
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If you haven’t heard yet, our boy Andre Drummond returned to action last night, and he didn’t just simply return to a bench role, he was actually the starting center. Woot Woot!!! I know…. All of us former Drummond owners welcome him back with open arms, as we dropped him about a month ago with that troublesome back issue. This is what...
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