Detroit 117, Phoenix 77

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #26 Pat Fraher, #36 David Jones
Attendance - 10517

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 24 20 16 17 77
Detroit 24 31 26 36 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 7-9 5-3 2-6 L1
Detroit 5-11 4-3 1-8 W2

Recap

Pistons 117, Suns 77: Brandon Knight and Charlie Villanueva each scored 19 points and Rodney Stuckey added 18 to help Detroit hand visiting Phoenix its most lopsided defeat since 1988.

Tayshaun Prince and Kyle Singler added 12 points apiece for the Pistons, who have recorded consecutive wins for the first time this season. Detroit has won four straight at home and five of eight overall since starting the season 0-8.

Luis Scola scored 11 points and Markieff Morris and Goran Dragic added 10 apiece for the Suns. One night after its best defensive effort of the season in a win at Cleveland, Phoenix allowed the Pistons to shoot 52.6 percent - including 12-of-16 from 3-point range. 

The Pistons outscored the Suns by 11 points in the second quarter to take a 55-44 halftime lead. Detroit then opened the third quarter on a 19-4 run to pull away. 

Led by Villanueva and Stuckey, the Pistons' bench contributed 56 points. Phoenix's starters only combined for 33.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Pistons won for just the second time in the past nine meetings with the Suns. The teams have split two games this season. … Greg Monroe has grabbed at least five rebounds in 107 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NBA. … The Suns' largest margin of defeat came in a 151-107 loss to Seattle on April 2, 1988. 

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Detroit
Luis Scola 11 Scoring Brandon Knight 19
Wesley Johnson 3 Assists Brandon Knight 6
Jermaine O'Neal 7 Rebounds Andre Drummond 9
Marcin Gortat 4 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 10
Jared Dudley 2 Steals Brandon Knight 2
Jermaine O'Neal 2 Blocks Andre Drummond 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 77 34.1 6-21 15-20 11 39 5 7 19
Detroit 117 52.6 12-16 25-35 28 43 5 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Pistons have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Suns have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .625 after a loss.