Hawks edge Pistons 118-115
Monday Feb 12, 2018 12:00am
(ATLANTA) – Dewayne Dedmon made the most of only his second start in Atlanta's last 18 games, especially at the end. Dedmon gave Atlanta the lead with a three-point play and then padded the margin with a 3-pointer, lifting the Hawks to a 118-115 win over Blake Griffin and the Pistons on Sunday. Dedmon matched his career high with 20 points and had 13 rebounds in his matchup with Andre Drummond, who had 25 points and 15 rebounds for Detroit. Dennis Schroder had 23 points for Atlanta, including six free throws in the final 20 seconds. Griffin had 23 points for Detroit, including a 3 as the final buzzer sounded. Reggie Bullock hadded 20 points while James Ennis has 14 points and Jameer Nelson had 6 points and 5 assists. The Pistons blamed the loss on bad defense, which stinks according to head coach Stan Van Gundy.