Detroit 91, Toronto 90

Date - Friday, November 23, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #41 Ken Mauer, #79 Kevin Scott
Attendance - 12778

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Toronto 20 23 25 22 90
Detroit 21 26 25 19 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 3-10 2-3 1-7 L3
Detroit 3-10 2-3 1-7 W1


Pistons 91, Raptors 90: Brandon Knight scored 16 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 7.8 seconds remaining as host Detroit posted its third victory in 13 games by squeaking past Toronto.

Detroit squandered a 13-point lead in the third quarter and did not seal the victory until Knight took the inbounds pass from Tayshaun Prince, drove past Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson and put a layup off the glass. Knight's basket wound up being the game-winner when Lowry missed a jumper with 1.7 remaining.

Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 19 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double. Prince added 16, including two straight hook shots down the stretch that kept Detroit within one point.

Andrea Bargnani scored a season-high 34 points for Toronto and hit a 3-pointer that gave the Raptors an 88-85 edge with 1:21 remaining. Lowry scored 14 of his 19 points in the third but shot just 6-of-19.

The Pistons took a four-point lead into halftime, scored the first 11 of the second half and had a 65-52 edge midway through the third. Toronto stormed back with a 12-2 run and cut the deficit to 72-68 entering the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:  Toronto's guards had a slow start as the Raptors missed their first 13 shots before DeMar DeRozan hit a layup late in the first half. ... Raptors rookie center Jonas Valanciunas appeared to tweak his ankle in the third quarter but remained in the game and finished nine points and six rebounds. ... Detroit rookie forward Andre Drummond had 13 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Detroit
Andrea Bargnani 34 Scoring Greg Monroe 19
Kyle Lowry 5 Assists Greg Monroe 5
Kyle Lowry 6 Rebounds Andre Drummond 13
Andrea Bargnani 5 Free Throws Made Jason Maxiell 4
Kyle Lowry 3 Steals Andre Drummond 2
Ed Davis 2 Blocks Jonas Jerebko 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 90 41.0 6-18 20-25 20 37 6 6 11
Detroit 91 46.2 4-13 15-26 17 46 2 4 15

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against New York. The Pistons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Raptors have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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