Canadian Trey Lyles scored 21 factors, Cade Cunningham and Hamidou Diallo every added 18 and the Detroit Pistons extending their stunning stretch by beating the Toronto Raptors 103-87 on Friday night time.
The Pistons are 5-3 in 2022 after ending 2021 with 18 losses of their final 19 video games.
Josh Jackson had 13 factors off the bench because the Pistons held Toronto to 32.2% taking pictures. With three starters spending a lot of the night time in foul bother, Lyles and Jackson got here off the bench to play an necessary function within the win.
Fred VanVleet had 24 factors and 10 assists for Toronto, however shot 6 for 21 from the ground. Pascal Siakam added 23 factors and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who have misplaced two straight after profitable six in a row.
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Detroit constructed a 56-43 halftime lead — its largest of the season — by holding the Raptors to twenty-eight.6% taking pictures, together with 2 for 9 for VanVleet. The Pistons additionally had a 22-7 edge in bench factors for the half, together with 15 from Lyles.
Detroit prolonged the result in as many as 18, however had a number of key gamers in foul bother. The Raptors acquired inside 69-60, however their continued offensive struggles meant they trailed 83-66 on the finish of the third.
Jackson began the fourth with a 3-pointer, giving the Pistons their first 20-point lead of the season, however VanVleet’s 3-pointer made it 91-83 with 3:39 to play. Cunningham put the margin again to 11 with a 3-pointer with 2:41 left, and Detroit clinched the sport from the free throw line.