Pistons pick up first preseason victory

BY foxsports • October 14, 2016

PISTONS 99, HAWKS 94

ATLANTA -- Ish Smith and Tobias Harris scored 18 points apiece and the Pistons claimed their first preseason win.

Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 17 points, along with nine assists. Dwight Howard added 15 points and nine rebounds.

PISTONS: Detroit bounced back from a 33-19 deficit after the first quarter. ... C Andre Drummond (illness) and F Marcus Morris (mild knee tendinitis) were held out. Aron Baynes (16 points) and Jon Leuer (a team-high nine rebounds) filled in for the Pistons.

HAWKS: After shooting 60 percent from the field in the opening period, the Hawks made only 24 of 63 (38 percent) the rest of the way. ... Atlanta played again without F Paul Millsap (right knee, illness) and G Jarrett Jack (right knee rehabilitation), who have yet to suit up during the preseason. ... C-F Tiago Splitter will miss at least four weeks with a strained right hamstring, which means he won't be ready for the start of the regular season Oct. 27.

UP NEXT: Detroit (1-2) travels to Philadelphia on Saturday. Atlanta (2-2) plays at Orlando on Sunday.


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