Tonight, the Detroit Pistons (15-13) defeated the Atlanta Hawks (6-22) 105-91 and Detroit finally snapped their extended losing streak. Andre Drummond nearly had his first career triple-double as he posted 12 points, 19 rebounds, and a career-high 9 assists.
Tobias Harris bounced back with 19 points and Avery Bradley finished with 18 points. Off the bench, Langston Galloway led the charge with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting from downtown. Coming into today’s game, the Pistons had not won since November 29th and the team was desperate for a victory.
Even when the Pistons were up 21-points in the 4th quarter, Coach Stan Van Gundy still put his starters back in the game.
“It’s been two weeks of hell,” Van Gundy said. “I said, `We’re going to make sure we get this one.”
For the Hawks, Ersan Illyasova led the team with 23 points. Off the bench, John Collins poured in 15 points with 5 rebounds. The Pistons will look to make it two-in-a-row when they take on the Indiana Pacers, Friday at 7pm EST / 4pm PST at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.