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Drummond helps Pistons beat Hawks to snap 7-game skid

ATLANTA (AP) Leading the NBA's worst club by 21 points midway through the fourth quarter, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy took no chances.

He sent his starters back in.

''It's been two weeks of hell,'' Van Gundy said. ''I said, `We're going to make sure we get this one.' "

Andre Drummond had 12 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists, Tobias Harris added 19 points and Detroit snapped a seven-game slide with a 105-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.

Avery Bradley finished with 18 points and Langston Galloway scored 17 as Detroit won for the first time since beating Phoenix on Nov. 29.

Ersan Ilyasova had 23 points, rookie John Collins scored 15 and Dennis Schroder had 10 assists for Atlanta, which dropped to 6-22 and has lost three in a row.

The Pistons never trailed after Galloway's 3-pointer early in the second quarter. They led by 13 at halftime when Galloway hit a 20-footer in the closing seconds and went up by 22 on Reggie Bullock's floater midway through the third.

Van Gundy knew Drummond needed just one assist for his first career triple-double, but said he didn't want to risk an injury to the 6-foot-11, 279-pound center and pulled him out with 1:59 remaining. Drummond was fine with the decision.

''I tried to get one more, but obviously the flow of the game didn't go that way,'' Drummond said. ''But a career night for me, so I'm pretty excited about that.''

Detroit recovered from a 103-84 home loss Tuesday to Denver, a performance Van Gundy called one of the worst ''I've ever had to coach'' in over 850 career games.

Bullock was promoted to the starting lineup after Sunday's 10-point home loss to Boston. He finished with 10 points in 24 minutes against Atlanta.

Collins returned after missing the last six games with a sprained left shoulder. The first-round draft pick from Wake Forest is one of the few reasons for Hawks fans to cheer.

''He brings an athleticism,'' Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. ''He brings a pop. Going to the offensive boards, the ability to put pressure on the rim, the pick-and-roll game and defensively, for his first game back, I'm really pleased with how he played.''

TIP-INS

Pistons: F Stanley Johnson, demoted in favor of Bullock, had two points and two rebounds in 15 minutes. He played 8 minutes in the first half, but returned in the fourth in Bullock's spot as Van Gundy decided to play his starters. ... Drummond had 16 points, 20 rebounds and seven assists in a 111-104 win over Atlanta on Nov. 10. .... After breaking his nose against the Nuggets, F Anthony Tolliver wore a protective mask and had six points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.

Hawks: With a left tibia stress fracture sidelining C Dewayne Dedmond for a seventh straight game, Miles Plumlee went scoreless, took no shots and had four boards. The sixth-year veteran has averaged just 3.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in nine games. Acquired in the offseason trade that sent Dwight Howard to Charlotte, Plumlee showed up to training camp out of shape, strained his right quadriceps before the opener and didn't make his Atlanta debut until the end of a blowout loss to Toronto on Nov. 25. .. Rookie Tyler Cavanaugh started at center in Tuesday's loss at Cleveland. He didn't get in Thursday's game until midway through the fourth but still finished with nine points in eight minutes.

UP NEXT

Pistons: Visit Indiana on Friday. Detroit has lost six straight road games in the series.

Hawks: Visit Memphis on Friday.

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Key Players
A. Drummond
0 C
D. Schroder
17 PG
31.9 Min. Per Game 31.9
20.2 Pts. Per Game 20.2
6.4 Ast. Per Game 6.4
2.8 Reb. Per Game 2.8
52.7 Field Goal % 45.4
53.4 Three Point % 45.5
62.2 Free Throw % 85.2
+ 1 Luke Babbitt made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:24
+ 1 Luke Babbitt made 1st of 2 free throws 0:24
  Shooting foul on Ish Smith 0:24
+ 1 Tyler Cavanaugh made free throw 0:44
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul 0:44
+ 2 Henry Ellenson made jump shot 0:44
  Offensive rebound by Eric Moreland 1:06
  Luke Kennard missed floating jump shot 1:09
+ 2 Malcolm Delaney made jump shot 1:34
  Defensive rebound by Luke Babbitt 1:50
  Luke Kennard missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:53
Team Stats
Points 105 91
Field Goals 41-90 (45.6%) 32-69 (46.4%)
3-Pointers 13-30 (43.3%) 11-31 (35.5%)
Free Throws 10-12 (83.3%) 16-26 (61.5%)
Total Rebounds 57 41
Offensive 15 6
Defensive 32 27
Team 10 8
Assists 26 28
Steals 10 6
Blocks 2 6
Turnovers 15 16
Fouls 23 12
Technicals 1 0
12 PTS, 19 REB, 8 AST
9 PTS, 3 REB, 10 AST
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away team logo Pistons 15-13 30292620105
home team logo Hawks 6-22 3115182791
Team Stats
away team logo Pistons 15-13 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Hawks 6-22 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
T. Harris SF PPG RPG APG FG%
E. Ilyasova SF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Harris SF 19 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
E. Ilyasova SF 23 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
45.6 FG% 46.4
43.3 3PT FG% 35.5
83.3 FT% 61.5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Harris 30 19 4 2 0 0 1 3 8/11 1/3 2/2 0 4 26 +21
A. Bradley 26 18 1 3 1 0 1 1 7/15 2/2 2/2 0 1 25 +9
A. Drummond 31 12 19 8 2 2 3 2 4/11 0/0 4/4 7 12 48 +4
R. Jackson 28 11 0 5 0 0 4 3 5/12 1/4 0/0 0 0 17 +6
R. Bullock 23 10 2 0 1 0 0 2 4/8 2/4 0/0 1 1 13 +7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Harris 30 19 4 2 0 0 1 3 8/11 1/3 2/2 0 4 26 +21
A. Bradley 26 18 1 3 1 0 1 1 7/15 2/2 2/2 0 1 25 +9
A. Drummond 31 12 19 8 2 2 3 2 4/11 0/0 4/4 7 12 48 +4
R. Jackson 28 11 0 5 0 0 4 3 5/12 1/4 0/0 0 0 17 +6
R. Bullock 23 10 2 0 1 0 0 2 4/8 2/4 0/0 1 1 13 +7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Galloway 21 17 3 3 3 0 1 3 6/10 5/8 0/0 1 2 28 +16
A. Tolliver 15 6 2 0 0 0 2 1 2/5 2/4 0/0 1 1 6 -4
I. Smith 10 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 2/5 0/0 0/0 0 1 6 -2
L. Kennard 19 4 2 2 2 0 2 2 1/8 0/4 2/2 1 1 10 +7
S. Johnson 14 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 2 6 -3
H. Ellenson 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -3
E. Moreland 15 0 11 1 1 0 0 1 0/2 0/0 0/2 4 7 14 +12
J. Leuer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Buycks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Montero - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Marjanovic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 105 47 26 10 2 15 23 41/90 13/30 10/12 15 32 201 +70
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Ilyasova 26 23 4 1 0 0 1 0 10/14 2/4 1/1 2 2 28 -5
D. Schroder 27 9 3 10 1 0 2 3 3/7 1/2 2/4 0 3 31 -7
K. Bazemore 23 8 4 4 0 3 2 2 2/10 2/6 2/2 1 3 21 -3
T. Waller-Prince 23 4 4 4 0 0 2 1 1/7 1/5 1/2 0 4 14 -8
M. Plumlee 23 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 3 4 -19
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Ilyasova 26 23 4 1 0 0 1 0 10/14 2/4 1/1 2 2 28 -5
D. Schroder 27 9 3 10 1 0 2 3 3/7 1/2 2/4 0 3 31 -7
K. Bazemore 23 8 4 4 0 3 2 2 2/10 2/6 2/2 1 3 21 -3
T. Waller-Prince 23 4 4 4 0 0 2 1 1/7 1/5 1/2 0 4 14 -8
M. Plumlee 23 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0 3 4 -19
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Collins 19 15 7 1 1 1 0 2 7/10 0/0 1/3 2 5 26 +3
T. Cavanaugh 7 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 3/3 2/2 1/1 1 1 11 +10
L. Babbitt 17 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 1/4 1/3 4/4 0 3 12 -17
M. Delaney 16 6 3 3 1 0 1 0 2/5 0/3 2/3 0 3 15 +9
M. Belinelli 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2/3 1/2 0/0 0 0 5 -19
T. Dorsey 10 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 0 3 +7
I. Taylor 13 2 0 2 2 0 3 2 0/1 0/1 2/4 0 0 5 -19
D. Bembry 20 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 1 -2
M. Muscala - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dedmon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Brussino - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 91 33 28 6 6 16 12 32/69 11/31 16/26 6 27 176 -70