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Pistons vs. Hawks final score: Pistons need a comeback against tanking team, still fall short 98-95

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NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

It took a Langston Galloway-led comeback to make the final score a game. Against the 2018-19 Hawks. Sigh.

And they came up short. Louder sigh.

The Hawks legitimately dominated this thing from the start, getting near double digits in their lead in the first and up to a 17 point lead in the second quarter.

It looked like they’d coast to the win as they led by 10 with just over six minutes to go when Langston Galloway got cooking. He drove to the lane for a finger roll. Then got fouled on a three point attempt, making all three. All of the sudden, it’s a five point game and interesting again.

The Pistons held the Hawks scoreless for four minutes to scrape their way back into it. But it wasn’t enough and the comeback fell short.

Ok. Well. It ended up close. But let’s take a step back.

HOW DO THE PISTONS, LOOKING TO COMPETE IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE, GET THEIR ASS KICKED BY A TANKING TEAM?

Ok. I needed to get that out. Despite the close finish, the Pistons got their ass kicked. They’ve now lost 9 of their last 11 games.

Andre Drummond was awful and got benched for the entire fourth quarter. Blake Griffin had a lousy game. The Pistons best players were Galloway and Bruce Brown. Yeah, I just shuddered, did you?

The Pistons are now back under .500 with the Wizards coming up on Wednesday.

Cheering for this team may suck, but at least you DBBers are great. Love y’all and happy holidays.

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