Reggie Jackson scores 23 points, Pistons rout Suns

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) is fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) while driving to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT, Michigan—Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy was worried that his team might suffer a letdown after going to Boston and beating the first-place Celtics.It didn’t take the Pistons long to end his worries.ADVERTISEMENT Sterling scores in injury time, City beats Southampton The Pistons led by as many as 33 points in the first half and went on to win their third straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 131-107.Detroit beat the Celtics 118-108 on Monday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I thought it was very impressive to come out and play the way we did tonight after a huge win on Monday,” Van Gundy said. “We were really on it from the start defensively, and we were moving the ball and playing with energy on offense.”Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley each scored 20 points, and Andre Drummond had 13 points and matched a career best with seven assists in Detroit’s highest-scoring game of the season. The Pistons improved to 14-6 overall, 8-2 at home in their first season at Little Caesars Arena, and 7-1 against the Western Conference. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES “We weren’t as sharp as we needed to be against that team,” Phoenix coach Jay Triano said. “They had a day to prepare and we didn’t, and they went right past us and made every play they wanted to make.”Harris scored 14 points and the Pistons had a season-best 36 points in the first quarter. Detroit shot 62.5 percent in the period to build a 17-point lead.Phoenix continued to struggle in the second, falling behind by 32 points. Detroit led 69-41 at halftime, outshooting the Suns 63 percent to 44.7 percent. Harris had 16 points in the half, and Reggie Jackson added 15.“We have a lot of guys who are making winning plays right now,” Pistons rookie Luke Kennard said. “Reggie is playing great basketball, and when he does that, we can be a really good team.”The Pistons led by as many as 36 in the second half.“We didn’t guard anyone in the second half, which you don’t like to see, but they really never cut into the lead until the last few minutes,” Van Gundy said. “We were still playing well offensively until the end.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was easy to get fired up for our last two games, but we had to find a way to bring energy to ourselves tonight,” Jackson said. “We locked in and stayed with the game plan and our fans were amazing. We were more mature in our approach.”Devin Booker led the Suns with 22 points, and rookie Josh Jackson had a career-high 20.“I definitely feel like I’m progressing,” Josh Jackson said. “It’s a learning curve, and that takes times, but our team has nothing but time.”Phoenix has lost four out of five and is 1-2 on a six-game trip.The Suns were coming off a 104-99 victory in Chicago on Tuesday night, while Detroit had Tuesday off after the win in Boston.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img

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