Drummond and Monroe both bank double-doubles to dominate…
The Detroit Pistons secured their sixth consecutive victory on Tuesday night as they stunned the San Antonio Spurs at home with a late play from Brandon Jennings.
The Pistons guard took a bad inbounds pass from Tim Duncan and drove the length of the court before banking a floater to lift Detroit to another win.
That bucket coupled with double-doubles from Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe allowed the visitors to rally from a 18-point deficit in the first half and coach Stan Van Gundy is pleased with the progress that they are making recently.
“We are getting better,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said.
“If you stay in there, sometimes you get a break. We had a very good break at the end. We got lucky at the end. Our resolve to stay in the game right down to the last few seconds was huge.”
Drummond had 20 points and 17 rebounds while Monroe added 17 points and 11 boards to help Detroit improve to 11-23 as they remain unbeaten since waiving Josh Smith on December 22.
San Antonio welcomed back point guard Tony Parker from injury but he played just 13 minutes and was scoreless as coach Gregg Popovich manages his comeback.
Nevertheless, Popovich will have been disappointed by the loss which leaves the Spurs at 21-15 for the season.
In the other game of the night, the Phoenix Suns made it three straight wins after overcome the Milwaukee Bucks, with Markieff Morris’ double-double of 26 points and 10 rebound leading the way.
Phoenix (21-16) had good production from their guard rotation and scored 100 or more for the ninth straight game as they look to climb the Western Conference and move into a comfortable position in the playoff race.
Phoenix Suns 102-96 Milwaukee Bucks
Detroit Pistons 105-104 San Antonio Spurs