Detroit Pistons fend off shorthanded Atlanta Hawks, 100-86
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer
DETROIT — Jerami Grant and Frank Jackson scored 18 points apiece to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 100-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
The Hawks shot just 39% from the field and 4 of 27 from 3-point range. It was their lowest-scoring game of the season.
There was one bright note for Atlanta: Kris Dunn made his first appearance of the season following right ankle surgery. Dunn, who signed with the Hawks in the offseason, went scoreless in 13 minutes.
Atlanta still wasn’t close to full strength, with Trae Young (left ankle), De’Andre Hunter (right knee), Cam Reddish (right Achilles), Tony Snell (right ankle) and Lou Williams (illness) all out.
Then, with 3:17 remaining in the game, Brandon Goodwin went down under the basket and was taken out in a wheelchair.
Bogdan Bogdanovic led Atlanta with 17 points.
Kevin Huerter added 15 and John Collins contributed 14. Clint Capela had 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Cory Joseph scored 15 points and Hamidou Diallo added 14 for the Pistons, who took a 14-point lead in the second quarter and never really relinquished control.
The Hawks trailed by seven after three but could not get closer in the fourth.
Atlanta is 20-8 since the beginning of March.
Pistons: Detroit was without Josh Jackson (illness), Rodney McGruder (right elbow) and Dennis Smith Jr. (left knee).