Stuckey, Monroe, Drummond lead Pistons past Hawks

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm •  Published: April 8, 2014
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ATLANTA (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond each had a double-double and the Detroit Pistons snapped a 10-game skid in Atlanta with a 102-95 victory over the Hawks on Tuesday night.

Atlanta has five games left in the regular season and a 1½-game advantage over New York for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Paul Millsap had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Atlanta, which had won three of four.

Monroe finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds and Drummond had 19 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons, who were eliminated from playoff contention when the Hawks won Sunday at Indiana.

Detroit has won two straight after dropping five of six.

Atlanta trailed by three when Drummond blocked Millsap's jumper in the lane and tipped in Kyle Singler's missed fast-break layup to put the Pistons up 96-91 with 1:36 remaining.

The Pistons were up by 13 twice in the second, the latter coming on Peyton Siva's 3-pointer at the 8:47 mark, but Atlanta cut the lead to four on Kyle Korver's 3 in the final minute.

Detroit played without leading scorer Josh Smith, who was sidelined by patella tendinitis in his left knee. Stuckey replaced the former Atlanta star in the starting lineup and had 15 points in the first half.

Jeff Teague finished with 15 points and nine assists for the Hawks.

Korver overcame a turnover midway through the third by hitting a 3 on Atlanta's ensuing possession to force a 67-all tie.

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