Detroit Pistons ended a two-game skid with a win over the San Antonio Spurs, 132-98

Jonathan Lundy, Sports Writer
Tell Us Detroit

DETROIT - It was an all-around strong performance by the Pistons, but Christian Wood stood out above all. Wood scored a career high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while playing 22 minutes. He also shot an efficient 11 of 14 from the field with two shots from behind the arc.

“He’s a straight bucket, man he plays hard, brings energy and he dunks everything so he just raises our energy out there on the floor,” said Bruce Brown.

Wood did not enter the game until the second quarter where he scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds, helping the Pistons take a 59-51 lead into halftime.

“I feel great. I’m comfortable out there, guys are trusting me every time I come on the floor (and) I’m starting to earn Coach Casey’s trust,” said Wood.

The Pistons pulled away and never looked back in the third quarter by outscoring the Spurs by 17 to take a 96-71 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Spurs lead the league in third quarter scoring and coach Dwayne Casey made sure the Pistons were ready after halftime.

“It was something I reiterated after halftime about how hard they come out and their bench scoring in the third quarter could be a problem if we weren’t ready to play,” said Casey. “I thought we came out and we were ready”.

Luke Kennard finished with 20 points, four rebounds and three assists. Derrick Rose had 10 points and a team high 10 assists, his second double-double on the year. First round pick Sekou Doumbouya scored his first four career points by shooting 2-2 from the field.

DeMar DeRozan scored a team-high 20 points for the Spurs. DeMarre Carroll led the Spurs reserves with a season-high 13 points.

See the Pistons in action against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, December 4th at LCA, tip-off 7p.





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