Pistons Vs. Trail Blazers: Detroit Ends Losing Streak(s) By Beating Portland, 94-91

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Pistons Vs. Trail Blazers Final Score: Detroit Ends Losing Streak(s) With 94-91 Win

The Detroit Pistons ended several losing streaks on Saturday night -- a five game losing streak at home, a four game losing streak overall, and a seven game losing streak to the Portland Trail Blazers. Thanks to a 94-91 win at The Palace, all of those are now over.

Following a 28-16 second quarter, and a 11-point lead at the half, the Pistons really had control throughout. The Blazers trimmed their deficit to five after three quarters, but the Pistons never had to sweat until the final minute.

The Trail Blazers pulled within three points with 37 seconds remaining and then one point with eight seconds left, but Rodney Stuckey sealed it for the Pistons by hitting four free throws.

Stuckey was the best Piston tonight with 28 points on 8-for-15 shooting. Brandon Knight added 14 points and Greg Monroe had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Pistons now travel to Oklahoma City to take on the West's best on Monday, Kevin Durant and the Thunder.

For more on this game, check out Detroit Bad Boys and Blazers Edge. You can also check out more on the NBA at SBNation.com/NBA.

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Pistons Vs. Trail Blazers Score Update: Detroit Up 11 On Portland At Half

The Detroit Pistons have played well through the first 24 minutes against the 9-6 Trail Blazers, leading at the half by 11, 54-43. A win would snap Detroit's five game home losing streak and four game losing streak overall. They have not beaten the Blazers since 2008.

The Pistons attacked the paint in the first half, scoring 16 points from within and getting to the free throw line 18 times to Portland's seven tries from the charity stripe. Taking advantage of good looks (and making them for the most part) is what has the Pistons shooting 55-percent at the break. (If only they could get Tayshaun Prince to stop shooting.)

Rodney Stuckey, who did not play last game with a groin injury, has 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting, three assists, and three rebounds. Jonas Jerebko has added nine points and three rebounds off the bench.

The Pistons' biggest concern coming in was stopping LeMarcus Aldridge. They haven't done a very good job of that -- he has 13 points -- but the rest of the Blazers are just 13-for-36 shooting (36-percent).

For more on this game, check out Detroit Bad Boys and Blazers Edge. You can also check out more on the NBA at SBNation.com/NBA

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