Teams that make the playoffs win games like this. Detroit couldn’t pull it off, and continues to dig themselves a hole.
Neither team was that great defensively tonight, the Atlanta got just enough stops down the stretch to keep the Pistons at bay. Despite holding Atlanta to zero field goals made in the final 3:51 of the game, the Pistons found another way to lose.
Al Horford and Jeff Teague combined for 43 points and three Hawks finished with double-doubles. The Pistons’ starters played well, but the bench continues to be a weak spot.