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Pistons vs. Nuggets final score: Pistons earn first road win, 106-95

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It looked like this one was going to be like the first game between these two teams after the 1st quarter, but things changed after that.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Pistons came into this game with two bad streaks hanging over their head’s. Both of those streaks fell tonight. The first one is three straight loses and being winless on the road through their first four road contests. The second streak that fell was seven straight loses in Denver. The Pistons earned their first win in the Mile High City since Jan. 9, 2009.

It looked like the Pistons were going to cruise to victory after the first quarter. They had seven steals in the quarter, scored a season high 36 first quarter points and had a 15 point lead. However, the Pistons turned on cruise control after that.

The Pistons played a bad second quarter defensively. They allowed Denver to score 28 points and only managed to score 21. They took a 57-49 lead into halftime. Even though the Pistons still had a relatively comfortable lead, this was one of those games that felt like it might slip away for the Pistons.

The Pistons were able to right the ship for the most part in the second half. It was a very back-and-forth half, but the Pistons were able to keep their lead throughout. Denver made a few runs and got the Pistons’ lead down to 4 or 5 points a few times, but that was the closest they would get.

A big reason for the Pistons maintaining their lead in the second half was the shooting of Marcus Morris. After shooting 1-for-4 in the first half, it looked like he was on his way to another poor shooting night. He was 7-for-11 in the secnd half and finished the game with 17 points.

Tobias Harris lead all scorers with 19 points and Andre Drummond was able to continue his efficient offense by shooting 7-for-11.

The Pistons (5-5) will get the day off tomorrow before resuming play back at the Palace on Monday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.