Drummond, Harden sit as Pistons beat Rockets

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Pistons: In addition to Drummond, Detroit was without G Reggie Jackson (sprained right ankle) and F Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor).UP NEXTRockets: Visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.Pistons: Visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Monfils wins Qatar Open in 4th appearance in final As usual, Houston relied heavily on 3-point shooting. The Rockets went 7 for 13 from beyond the arc in the first quarter, but were only 8 for 34 after that.Detroit was the more efficient team from 3-point range, going 12 of 25.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkChris Paul had 16 points and 13 assists for Houston. Ish Smith scored 17 points for Detroit, and Dwight Buycks added a career-high 16.There were eight lead changes and six ties in the first half, and Houston led 58-57 after two quarters. Detroit then outscored the Rockets 31-19 in the third. A dunk by Harris put the Pistons up 72-65, and Reggie Bullock’s 3 near the end of the period made it 86-72. Houston rallied late and cut the deficit to four with 15.5 seconds left, but Smith made two free throws for Detroit at the other end.TURNAROUNDThe Pistons rebounded nicely from one of their worst games of the season, a 114-78 loss at Philadelphia on Friday night. Detroit is 5-2 in the second game of back-to-backs after going 3-14 last season.TIP-INSRockets: Harden is out with a hamstring strain. Houston was also without C Nene, who has a bruised right knee.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, left, Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith, center and Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) chase the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Tobias Harris scored 27 points, and the Detroit Pistons held on for another win against one of the NBA’s top teams, 108-101 over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.Detroit is only four games over .500, but the Pistons have beaten Golden State, Boston, San Antonio, Minnesota and now Houston. The Rockets are without injured star James Harden, but the Pistons were missing their own standout, with Andre Drummond sidelined because of a right rib contusion.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more