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Pistons vs. Spurs final score: Detroit still winless on road, fall to Spurs 94-86

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Detroit falls below .500. Get well soon, Reggie Jackson.

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Andre Drummond had his best game of the season, but it wasn't enough to deliver the first road victory for the Pistons, who fell to the San Antonio Spurs 94-86.

The Pistons were able to contain all-world forward Kawhi Leonard (17 points on 5-of-18 shooting), but Pau Gasol had a season-high 21 points.

Despite getting nothing from forwards Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris (6-of-24 combined) on the night, Detroit had a chance midway through the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, a few key miscues, including a blown fast break layup from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and missed free-throws from Ish Smith were too much to overcome.

Drummond struggled on defense in the first half having to run out to contest Pau Gasol jumpers. Gasol, who came into the night averaging 8.8 points per game, was unstoppable tonight, scoring 21 to go with nine rebounds and six assists.

While the defensive matchup was tough for Drummond, he brought it on the other end of the floor. Dre had 20 points, 17 rebounds, hit all three of his free-throws and this ridiculous step-back 3-pointer.

The loss drops Detroit's record to 4-5 and three Ls in a row. While it's frustrating to see the Pistons scuffing, I think you can also see that this team should be really fun when Reggie Jackson gets back into the lineup. Smith has proven he should be a good backup point guard, but he often looks overmatched on offense in half-court sets and can sometimes makes head-scratching decisions.

Tonight, Ish encapsulated everything good and bad with his game. He pushed the pace and snaked his way into a couple nice layups. But his jump-shot is not there and he is struggling to create quality looks in half-court sets.

The team offense fell apart in the second half, scoring just 34 points. Detroit shot just 34 percent including 1-of-12 from deep. San Antonio, meanwhile, shot just 40.5 percent in the second half. Unfortunately, they hit 7-of-11 from 3. Ball game.

The Pistons are back at it tomorrow against the Denver Nuggets. Again looking for their first road victory.