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Pistons High / Low: Raptors storm back in the fourth quarter to steal victory from Detroit

Film don’t lie.

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Pistons were outscored 37-22 in the fourth quarter and lost to the Toronto Raptors 105-102. The Raptors scored 50 points in the paint thanks in large part to a driving Kyle Lowry and a polished Jonas Valanciunas (9-for-11 from the field).


Aron Baynes collected 12 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes:


Ish Smith with the block:

And like all good shot blockers, he keeps the ball in play. In all seriousness, it’s a great closeout.

Smith scored 16 points and made a point to punish Toronto with penetration:

Above, Smith uses a staggered screen to turn the corner.


Tobias Harris also scored 16 on a couple set-ups from Beno Udrih:

Udrih pitched in with eight points and eight assists which included above and below:



Jonas Valanciunas put the Raptors up two:

Drummond goes with DeRozan but nobody helps on the cutting JV.

After an Ish Smith missed jumper failed to tie the game, the dagger from DeMar DeRozan:

Which is slight payback from earlier in the season:


After missing the previous 18 games, Kyle Lowry showed zero signs of rust finishing with 27 points and 10 assists:

The depicted 3-point attempt from above is basically target practice as there are around eight to ten feet of comfy, shot friendly room.


Careless Stanley Johnson turnovers:


Hang in there, only a couple games remain :(