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Pistons vs. Raptors final score: Pistons play hard, not smart, fall 96-91

Detroit goes cold late and loses chance to end losing streak

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit scored only 10 points in the first 10 minutes of a pivotal fourth quarter, and the offensive ineffectiveness was too much to overcome as the Pistons fell 96-91 to the Toronto Raptors.

Poor shot selection, careless turnovers and an offense with zero identity has not been an uncommon sight for the Pistons, especially when their opponents get locked in. The Pistons were led by Andre Drummond with 25 points, 17 rebounds and four steals. Avery Bradley added 19 points and Langston Galloway was dusted off and scored 11 points and knocked in three treys.

The Raptors were led by noted Piston killer CJ Miles who had 21 points and five 3-pointers. Jonas Valanciunas, who always gives Drummond fits, had 17 points and 16 rebounds.

The loss is the Pistons third in a row and six in their last eight games. The team will play 13 of their next 15 at home and will look to get things turned around.