Detroit (USA), – Power forward Blake Griffin contributed 25 points as leader of the attack of the Detroit Pistons that were imposed by 110-107 to the Toronto Raptors, and got their second consecutive win that consolidates them in the sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
The pivot Andre Drummond with a double-double of 15 points, 17 rebounds -13 defensive, returned to be the leader of the Pistons in the indoor game, in addition to recover two balls.
While point guard Reggie Jackson finished second on the scoreboard with 20 points, he became the director of the Pistons’ attack with 20 points, including two 3-pointers.
Reserve guard Langston Galloway and Georgian center Zaza Pachulia, as reserves, scored 11 points apiece, and completed the list of the five players of the Pistons who had double-digit numbers.
The victory also allowed the Pistons to sweep the series of three games they have played this season against the Raptors, the team that last season coached coach Dwane Casey, and now is responsible for the Detroit team.
Base Jose Manuel Calderon was not included by Casey in the official list of the 12 that he presented for the game against the Raptors, another team of the Spanish international.
While the Raptors forward, Kawhi Leonard, finished as leader of his team and the match with a double-double of 33 points, 10 rebounds-six defensive, two assists, a steal and a stopper.
The Spanish power forward Marc Gasol could not be a winning factor to play 37 minutes as a starter and get nine points after scoring 3 of 7 shots, including a triple of four attempts, and hit 2-2 from the line of personnel.
Gasol stood out in the inside game with 11 rebounds -10 defensive ones-, which left him leader of the team that facet of the game, the same as he did in the direction of the attack by distributing eight assists, and put a stopper.
But the decisive points at the end fell on the side of the Pistons.
The base Fred VanVleet, who left reserve, was the sixth player of the Raptors to contribute 17 points, which also prevented the defeat of the Toronto team (49-21), the second in the last three games, which keeps them in the Second place in the Eastern Conference.
The Raptors, who follow three games of the Milwaukee Bucks (52-18), leaders in the Eastern Conference, did not take advantage of the defeat of their rivals, who lost from home by 125-130 against the Philadelphia Sixers, who are four games of the Toronto team in the fight for second place.
The absence of the Spanish power forward Serge Ibaka, who missed the second game of the three with which he was suspended for participating in a fight with power forward Criss Marquette, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was felt again in the game team of the Raptors. (EFE).