Pistons ride big first half past Hawks
Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way as the Detroit Pistons jumped to a 24-point lead late in the first quarter and coasted to a 124-109 victory over the host Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
The Pistons made a season-high 20 of 47 attempts from behind the 3-point arc and rolled to their second straight win after a five-game losing streak, despite just six points from Blake Griffin, their leading scorer at 27.3 per game coming in.
Griffin missed eight of his 10 shots, but had nine rebounds and nine assists as Detroit placed seven players in double figures.
Rookie Trae Young scored 16 points and had five assists for the Hawks, who lost for the eighth time in their past nine games.
Detroit was 11 of 23 on 3-point attempts in the first half and took a commanding lead despite just one point from Griffin. He missed his only two first-half shots, but had seven assists and six rebounds at intermission.
Taurean Prince returned to the Atlanta lineup after missing two games with a sprained ankle, but had just six points.
--Field Level Media
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