Detroit 108, Portland 101

Date - Monday, November 26, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #19 James Capers, #34 Kevin Cutler
Attendance - 10212

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 19 30 24 28 101
Detroit 28 26 28 26 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 6-8 4-3 2-5 L2
Detroit 4-11 3-3 1-8 W1


Pistons 108, Trail Blazers 101: Brandon Knight recorded 16 of his season-high 26 points in the first half as host Detroit benefited from seven players scoring in double figures to snap its 12-game losing skid to Western Conference opponents.

Greg Monroe had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Kyle Singler posted his first career double-double with 16 and 10 for the Pistons, who held a 56-36 edge in points in the paint.

LaMarcus Aldridge returned after a one-game absence to score 12 of his season-high 32 points in the third quarter. Rookie Will Barton came off the bench to score 12 points - which was one more than his season total - as the Trail Blazers fell to 0-2 on their current seven-game, 11-day road trip.

Jason Maxiell's emphatic dunk extended Detroit's lead to 11 at 75-64 in the third quarter and forced the exit of Jared Jeffries, who was hit in the face by an elbow. Jeffries returned in the final minute of the fourth quarter.

Barton sank an 18-foot jumper to bring Portland to within seven at 82-75 early in the fourth quarter, but Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva drilled 3-pointers to highlight an 11-3 run to seal the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Aldridge, who missed Sunday's loss to Brooklyn with a balky back, scored at least 30 points for the 25th time in his career. ... Singler set a career high by collecting eight rebounds in the first half. ... The Pistons have won just two of their last eight meetings with the Trail Blazers.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Detroit
LaMarcus Aldridge 32 Scoring Brandon Knight 26
Damian Lillard 7 Assists Kyle Singler 5
LaMarcus Aldridge 10 Rebounds Greg Monroe 10
LaMarcus Aldridge 8 Free Throws Made Brandon Knight 5
LaMarcus Aldridge 3 Steals Kyle Singler 2
LaMarcus Aldridge 3 Blocks Andre Drummond 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 101 42.4 6-19 23-31 23 42 9 10 11
Detroit 108 52.5 9-15 15-22 26 47 5 6 17

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Pistons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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