Detroit 124, Sacramento 112

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #7 Kevin Fehr, #48 Scott Foster, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 12173

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 25 32 40 27 124
Sacramento 32 26 23 31 112

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 16-27 12-11 4-16 W1
Sacramento 14-29 10-9 4-20 L3

Recap


PISTONS 124, KINGS 112: Rodney Stuckey scored 19 of his game-high 35 points in a big third quarter as red-hot Detroit easily handled host Sacramento.

Stuckey had nearly half of Detroit's 40 third-quarter points as the Pistons turned a one-point halftime deficit into an insurmountable 97-81 advantage, then coasted through the fourth quarter for their fourth win in the past five games.

The trio of Stuckey, Tayshaun Prince and Greg Monroe terrorized the Kings from start to finish. The three combined for 95 points on 37-of-58 from the field, helping Detroit finish at 58.1 percent for the game.

Tyreke Evans poured in 23 points to pace the Kings (14-29), who have dropped three straight to fall to 2-3 on their season-high nine-game homestand.

After trailing by as many as 16 points in the first half, Detroit stormed back in the second and third quarters to turn things around.

A Prince 20-footer gave Detroit the lead for good less than two minutes into the second half. After the Pistons had stretched the lead to eight, Stuckey quashed Sacramento's comeback chances with 3-pointers on three straight possessions later in the frame.

Brandon Knight added 10 points and 10 assists for Detroit.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prince's final basket of the night moved him past John Long and into ninth place on the franchise scoring list. ... Monroe's 32 points equaled a career-high, while Stuckey fell just five points short of his previous best. ... Prince and Stuckey combined to make seven of Detroit's eight 3-pointers. Sacramento shot just 5 for 19 from beyond the arc.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Sacramento
Rodney Stuckey 35 Scoring Tyreke Evans 23
Brandon Knight 11 Assists Marcus Thornton 6
Greg Monroe 11 Rebounds Jason Thompson 15
Rodney Stuckey 11 Free Throws Made Tyreke Evans 5
Brandon Knight 2 Steals DeMarcus Cousins 2
Tayshaun Prince 2 Blocks DeMarcus Cousins 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 124 58.1 8-13 16-20 29 37 2 6 10
Sacramento 112 51.7 5-19 17-24 25 37 4 8 13

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Boston. The Kings have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Pistons have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .296 after a loss.
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