Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
Dominant Detroit win improves team to 5-11 on the season.
The Detroit Pistons blew out the Phoenix Suns 117-77 in Wednesday night's game at The Palace at Auburn Hills. The win was the second in a row and third in four games for the Pistons, who improved to 5-11 on the season. Phoenix fell to 7-9 on the year. The 40-point margin of victory was the Pistons' largest since December 31, 2007.
The Pistons opened up an eleven-point halftime lead by outscoring the Suns 31-20 in the second quarter. From there, Detroit extended its lead with a dominant performance in the second half, outscoring Phoenix 62-33. The Pistons got double-digit contributions from five players. Point guard Brandon Knight led the way with 19 points and 6 assists. Forward Charlie Villanueva came off the bench to contribute 19 points and 6 rebounds, while Rodney Stuckey added 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Detroit next returns to action at Memphis Friday night. Phoenix next faces Toronto, also on Friday.