Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
The Detroit Pistons picked up their second win in their last three games, knocking off Portland, 108-101.
The Pistons started the game off well, outscoring Portland, 28-19, in the first quarter. Greg Monroe led the way for Detroit, scoring nine points in the frame. The Blazers made a run in the second quarter and took a three-point lead, but Detroit answered right back, closing the quarter on a 16-8 run to take a 54-49 lead into halftime.
Led by a big third quarter from Kyle Singler, Detroit extended its lead to 82-73 heading into the fourth. Singler scored eight points in the quarter, part of a career night. He scored 16 points to go along with a career-high 10 rebounds. It was the first double-double of Singler's career.
Portland made a run late in the game, but it wasn't enough, as Detroit held on for the victory. Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 26 points, but he was just one of seven Pistons players who scored at least 10 points. With the win, Detroit improved to 4-11 on the season but 3-3 at home.