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Pistons vs. Hawks final score: Pistons sprint to early lead, hold it for 118-95 blowout

Cue up the dancing zebras.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports

The Pistons rushed out to score the first seven points of the game tonight and just like that, you could #StartWriting

They didn’t let off the throttle and closed the first quarter with a 24 point lead. It was their most dominant quarter since November 8, 2015 when Reggie Jackson demolished the Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter. The Pistons finished the first half with 69 points, their highest scoring half of the season.

Tobias Harris led the way for Detroit in the first half with 16 points, but also ran into foul trouble trying to contain Paul Millsap. But all five Pistons starters ended up with double figures and had some fun cruising to the win.

That was mighty pretty. Ball movement was working with four Pistons players finishing with four or more free throws.

With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope still sidelined, Reggie Bullock got the fourth start of his career and had his best game of the season. He played with terrific energy, making #BullockCuts something that might need to be a thing. He finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal.

Detroit has had a need for a wing who could be a reliable three point threat

The Pistons also just absolutely dominated the glass, out-rebounding the Hawks by a margin of 60-32. Andre Drummond led the way with 17 rebounds and Marcus Morris finished with 10.

It was an absolute butt kicking, and even more impressive coming against an Atlanta Hawks team playing some of the best basketball in the league lately. The Hawks came into the game winning 9 of their last 10.

Meanwhile, that’s two straight wins for the Pistons with a couple more winnable games looming as they’ll host the Washington Wizards on Saturday and the Sacramento Kings next Monday.


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