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Pistons 115, Hawks 107

The SportsXchange

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Power forward Greg Monroe scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds, one of four Detroit players to post a double-double, as the Pistons handed the depleted Atlanta Hawks their eighth straight loss 115-107 on Friday night at The Palace.

Center Andre Drummond recorded his Eastern Conference-high 41st double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, forward Josh Smith supplied 17 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Brandon Jennings added 12 points and 14 assists for Detroit (23-32). Swingman Kyle Singler contributed 20 points, including two late 3-pointers, as the Pistons erased a 13-point second-half deficit and snapped a three-game losing streak.

Forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta (25-29), which won the first two meetings this season, with 23 points. Point guard Shelvin Mack had a career-high 21 points and forward Mike Scott added a season-high 20 points.

The Hawks, who already had four injured players on the roster, were further depleted by the absence of point guard Jeff Teague (left ankle sprain). They made 13 consecutive field-goal attempts during the second quarter while building their lead.

Jennings and Smith combined for 20 points as the Pistons erased a 13-point deficit during the third quarter and took an 86-83 lead.

Drummond's steal and dunk nudged the Pistons' lead to 93-88 with 10 minutes remaining but Scott later tied it at 102-all with a jumper.

Singler's 3-pointer from the right corner with 1:54 left put the Pistons on top 107-104. Guard Will Bynum's driving layup and free throw with 1:06 remaining doubled Detroit's advantage. Singler nailed another corner with 30.1 seconds left to clinch the win.

The Hawks were up 30-27 when their streak of 13 straight made field goals began with a Lou Williams 3-pointer. By the time a pair of Carroll baskets capped it off, the Hawks had a 63-50 lead.

NOTES: The teams' four-game season series was originally scheduled to be completed Friday, but their last matchup in Atlanta was postponed from Jan. 29 to April 8 because of inclement weather. ... The Hawks requested waivers on F Antawn Jamison, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol. ... Atlanta SG Kyle Korver extended his NBA-record consecutive games streak with at least one 3-pointer to 123 during the first quarter. "I think he's the best shooter in the game," Detroit interim coach John Loyer said. ... C Andre Drummond has three 20-rebounds games this season, the most by a Piston since Ben Wallace's three in 2005-06. ... Nine Hawks have a double-double this season, tying them for the league lead with Boston. ... Detroit was 0-11 at home and 1-24 overall when trailing entering the fourth quarter.
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