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Drummond, Johnson pace Pistons to easy win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) The Detroit Pistons were so efficient on offense that they didn't need Blake Griffin to take many shots.

The NBA's fifth-leading scorer loved sharing the ball on an easy night for his team.

''We just did a great job of taking exactly what the defense gave us,'' Griffin said. ''When we play like that and the ball is zipping and moving around, then it's a lot more fun.''

Andre Drummond had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Stanley Johnson added a season-high 22 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 124-109 on Friday night.

In a game that was essentially decided in the first quarter, the Pistons were so dominant that they scored 74 points and led by 23 at halftime Griffin 0 for 2 from the field.

''He was very unselfish,'' Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. ''He made the right plays.''

Drummond's double-double was the 300th of his career, most in the league since his rookie season of 2012-13. The Hawks had nobody capable of matching up with his 6-foot-11, 279-pound frame. Drummond has hit 31 field goals, shot 62 percent and pulled down 54 rebounds in his last three games.

The rebuilding Hawks, featuring one of the NBA's youngest rosters, have lost three straight and seven of eight. Jeremy Lin finished with 19 points. Trae Young added 16, and Omari Spellman had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

''It was right off the bat,'' Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce said. ''Slow start, sluggish. Our starting group, whether it's after halftime or to start the game, just lacking in the effort department. We have to figure it out. Rough night.''

Griffin didn't take a shot until the 2:20 mark of the second, heading to halftime with seven assists and five rebounds in his first 10 minutes. His first basket, a 3-pointer from the left corner, came with 5:14 to go in the third, pushing the lead to 93-67. He finished with nine rebounds, nine assists and six points.

''It was just kind of the flow of the game,'' Griffin said. ''When we play like that, it's fun.''

The Pistons, who have won two straight, took their first 26-point lead on Stanley Johnson's three-point play midway through the second. They matched it several times in the third, the last coming in the final minute when Ish Smith's layup made it 103-77.

TIP-INS

Pistons: Griffin began the night with 273 points, the most for a Detroit player through 10 games since Jerry Stackhouse had 277 in 2000-01. ... Detroit had seven players in double figures. ... . ... G Reggie Bullock finished with 13 points and four assists in 23 minutes. He returned against Orlando and had one point and four assists in 18 minutes after missing the previous two games with an ankle sprain. ... The Pistons hit 12 free throws, 18 less than Atlanta, and had their 19 attempts were 21 less.

Hawks: The state of the organization could be summed by the loudest cheer of the night, which came midway through the fourth when Drummond missed two free throws to guarantee fans a promotional card for a free chicken sandwich. ... Alex Poythress had four fouls in six minutes of the first half and spent the rest of the game on the bench. ... Kevin Huerter returned to the team after missing Wednesday's loss to New York for personal reasons and had two points in 29 minutes.

NEW DESIGN

The court and the Hawks' uniforms had a new color combination with the standard white - black trim with gold numbers and letters - to acknowledge their 50th year in the city.

UP NEXT

Pistons: Host Charlotte on Sunday.

Hawks: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

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Key Players
B. Griffin
23 PF
T. Young
11 PG
30.8 Min. Per Game 30.8
18.6 Pts. Per Game 18.6
8.1 Ast. Per Game 8.1
3.4 Reb. Per Game 3.4
46.8 Field Goal % 42.4
47.5 Three Point % 41.6
72.9 Free Throw % 80.7
  Bad pass turnover on Miles Plumlee, stolen by Stanley Johnson 0:06
+ 3 Khyri Thomas made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Stanley Johnson 0:08
  Defensive rebound by Bruce Brown 0:26
  Kevin Huerter missed layup 0:29
  Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter 0:32
  Jon Leuer missed turnaround jump shot 0:35
  Personal foul on Alex Poythress 0:53
+ 3 Jeremy Lin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyler Dorsey 0:59
  Defensive rebound by Tyler Dorsey 1:01
+ 1 Tyler Dorsey made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:26
  Team rebound 1:26
Team Stats
Points 124 109
Field Goals 46-97 (47.4%) 36-79 (45.6%)
3-Pointers 20-47 (42.6%) 7-28 (25.0%)
Free Throws 12-19 (63.2%) 30-40 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 50 61
Offensive 10 9
Defensive 34 44
Team 6 8
Assists 30 17
Steals 10 6
Blocks 6 2
Turnovers 10 16
Fouls 31 21
Technicals 1 1
23 PTS, 11 REB, 1 AST
19 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Pistons 6-5 40342921124
home team logo Hawks 3-9 20312632109
Team Stats
away team logo Pistons 6-5 110.1 PPG 49.2 RPG 20.8 APG
home team logo Hawks 3-9 109.3 PPG 44.3 RPG 24.6 APG
Key Players
A. Drummond C 19.6 PPG 16.6 RPG 1.5 APG 52.7 FG%
J. Lin PG 9.5 PPG 1.8 RPG 2.7 APG 45.1 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Drummond C 23 PTS 11 REB 1 AST
J. Lin PG 19 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
47.4 FG% 45.6
42.6 3PT FG% 25.0
63.2 FT% 75.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Drummond 32 23 11 1 1 4 3 5 10/15 0/1 3/7 5 6 38 +22
R. Bullock 23 13 3 4 0 0 1 2 5/9 3/6 0/0 0 3 23 +15
G. Robinson III 18 12 1 2 1 0 1 1 4/7 2/4 2/2 0 1 17 +16
R. Jackson 21 10 2 3 1 0 1 4 4/9 2/4 0/0 0 2 18 +15
B. Griffin 25 6 9 9 2 0 1 2 2/10 1/5 1/3 0 9 34 +22
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Drummond 32 23 11 1 1 4 3 5 10/15 0/1 3/7 5 6 38 +22
R. Bullock 23 13 3 4 0 0 1 2 5/9 3/6 0/0 0 3 23 +15
G. Robinson III 18 12 1 2 1 0 1 1 4/7 2/4 2/2 0 1 17 +16
R. Jackson 21 10 2 3 1 0 1 4 4/9 2/4 0/0 0 2 18 +15
B. Griffin 25 6 9 9 2 0 1 2 2/10 1/5 1/3 0 9 34 +22
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Johnson 24 22 7 2 3 0 0 3 8/16 4/9 2/3 2 5 36 -4
L. Galloway 23 16 1 2 0 1 0 2 5/9 5/9 1/1 0 1 22 +14
I. Smith 23 10 1 3 0 1 0 4 4/9 2/4 0/0 0 1 18 +7
J. Calderon 22 5 1 4 0 0 0 4 2/4 0/2 1/1 0 1 14 -7
Z. Pachulia 11 4 6 0 2 0 2 2 1/3 0/0 2/2 3 3 10 0
K. Thomas 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 0 2 -7
J. Leuer 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -7
B. Brown 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 2 -11
Z. Lofton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Ellenson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kennard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 124 44 30 10 6 10 31 46/97 20/47 12/19 10 34 234 +75
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Young 23 16 4 5 0 0 6 1 4/9 0/3 8/8 1 3 24 -18
O. Spellman 26 14 10 0 1 0 1 1 5/10 2/5 2/2 3 7 24 -16
K. Bazemore 21 8 3 1 0 1 2 1 3/6 0/0 2/2 0 3 12 -19
T. Waller-Prince 21 6 5 0 2 0 2 0 2/5 1/3 1/1 0 5 11 -14
A. Len 7 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 2 0 4 -16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Young 23 16 4 5 0 0 6 1 4/9 0/3 8/8 1 3 24 -18
O. Spellman 26 14 10 0 1 0 1 1 5/10 2/5 2/2 3 7 24 -16
K. Bazemore 21 8 3 1 0 1 2 1 3/6 0/0 2/2 0 3 12 -19
T. Waller-Prince 21 6 5 0 2 0 2 0 2/5 1/3 1/1 0 5 11 -14
A. Len 7 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 2 0 4 -16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Lin 21 19 3 4 3 0 0 2 5/9 2/4 7/7 0 3 33 +4
M. Plumlee 17 14 4 1 0 1 1 1 7/8 0/0 0/2 1 3 20 +9
D. Dedmon 26 13 9 0 0 0 1 4 4/8 1/3 4/4 0 9 21 -7
D. Bembry 17 8 3 0 0 0 1 2 2/6 0/1 4/8 1 2 10 -8
A. Poythress 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 5 1/3 1/2 0/0 1 1 5 +6
V. Carter 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 5 -6
T. Dorsey 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/3 0/2 2/6 0 1 5 +12
K. Huerter 28 2 6 3 0 0 0 3 1/5 0/2 0/0 0 6 14 -2
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Adams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Collins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 232 109 53 17 6 2 16 21 36/79 7/28 30/40 9 44 188 -75