Dave Hogg The Associated Press
DETROIT – Jeremy Grant scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks 122-101 on Wednesday night.
Cade Cunningham scored 17 points and eight assists for Detroit. The Pistons were in the lead with a 29-point lead, winning their second game in eight games.
Detroit had eight double-digit players who easily surpassed their previous big win of the season, 16 against Toronto on January 14. Sadique Bay scored his 192nd three-pointer of the season in the fourth quarter, breaking Alan Houston’s franchise record.
Tre Young scored 21 points and nine assists for Atlanta, DeAndre Hunter scored 15 points and Bohdan Bogdanovich added 13. The Hawks won five of seven.
In the first half, the Pistons scored 48.9% on the road to a 59-51 lead and then began the third quarter of the 16-4 series to force Hawks coach Nate Macmillan to schedule a timeout of 75-55.
Detroit, however, continued the series, scoring nine more points before Macmillan called another timeout with a score of 84-55. This time his reserves responded by reducing the Pistons ’lead to 93-78 in the fourth quarter.
The Detroit defense held Atlanta by two points in the first four minutes of the period, and the Hawks never threw serious challenges during the segment.
Hawks: Atlanta starters Timothy Luvavo-Cabaro and Clint Capella scored one point in the first half, missing all seven attempts to score. Capella made nine rebounds in the half.
Pistons: Kelly Alinique scored 10 points in nine minutes of the first half, going off the floor 4-6, including a three-pointer and a three-pointer.
Hawks: take the Golden State on Friday night.
Pistons: Take Washington on Friday night.