Detroit 119, San Antonio 109

Date - Friday, February 8, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #12 Violet Palmer, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 16267

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 23 29 26 31 109
Detroit 31 34 30 24 119

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 39-12 22-2 17-10 L1
Detroit 19-32 14-14 5-18 W1


Pistons 119, Spurs 109: Greg Monroe scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as host Detroit snapped San Antonio's 11-game winning streak.

The Spurs played again without stars Tim Duncan (knee) and Manu Ginobili (hamstring). The Pistons took advantage, racing to a big lead out of the gate and withstanding a second-half rally to establish a season high for points in a regulation game.

Brandon Knight scored 24 points and Charlie Villanueva added a season-high 21 off the bench for Detroit, which had a 49-33 advantage on the glass. Tony Parker scored 31 in San Antonio's first loss since an overtime setback at Memphis on Jan. 11.

Kyle Singler's jumper with 1:42 left in the first half gave Detroit a 65-44 lead. However, the Spurs scored the final eight points of the half to make it a 13-point game at the break and got within nine points late in the third.

Monroe scored eight points in a quarter-ending 14-6 burst as the Pistons carried a 17-point cushion into the fourth, but again San Antonio rallied to trim its deficit to seven points on a Kawhi Leonard 3-pointer with 4:47 left. Knight answered with a 3 of his own and Villanueva added another moments later to help ice it.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit shot 59.1 percent (26-for-44) in the first half. ... Leonard scored 16 points and Danny Green had 15 on five 3-pointers for the Spurs. ... The Pistons used just eight players. The trio of reserves -- Villanueva, Will Bynum and Rodney Stuckey -- combined for 41 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Detroit
Tony Parker 31 Scoring Greg Monroe 26
Tony Parker 8 Assists Jose Calderon 8
DeJuan Blair 10 Rebounds Greg Monroe 16
Tony Parker 11 Free Throws Made Greg Monroe 8
Kawhi Leonard 3 Steals Greg Monroe 2
Tiago Splitter 3 Blocks Charlie Villanueva 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 109 45.7 10-24 25-30 20 33 9 8 8
Detroit 119 51.7 10-22 17-20 26 49 4 5 12

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Pistons have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .406 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn . The Spurs have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .818 after a loss.
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