Hawks vs. Pistons final score: Monroe, Drummond lead Detroit over Atlanta, 104-88

Greg Monroe and rookie Andre Drummond both recorded double-doubles and helped lead the Detroit Pistons over the Atlanta Hawks, 104-88, at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday.

Monroe had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five assists on 6-of-11 shooting from the field in just over 31 minutes. Drummond came off the bench to record 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks on 5-of-7 shooting from the field in just under 19 minutes.

Monroe ranked ninth in the league last year with 30 double-doubles. Drummond, the ninth overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, had 10 double-doubles in college last season for the Connecticut Huskies.

Pistons rookie Kim English recorded two points and three rebounds with a steal and a block in just over 15 minutes of playing time.

The Hawks were led by Lou Williams who had 12 points off the bench.

With the win, the Pistons improved to 4-4 in the preseason. Detroit opens the regular season against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 31.

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