To bounce back from the last game in which they blew a 25 point lead to the Toronto Raptors, the Detroit Pistons handed the Atlanta Hawks their fifth road loss this season. After the embarrassing meltdown on Saturday night, the Pistons were determined to not let it happen again. The result was a third-quarter rally to beat the Hawks 103-80 and add another home win to their record. With that, the team remains in the middle of the Southeast Division and 6th in the Eastern Conference. Odds.
From a five point run in the third quarter, the Pistons had this game in their hands. Richard Hamilton came through with 24 points, 2 turnover and 3 assists, while Charlie Villanueva was good for 23 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Team leader in both points and assists per game Rodney Stuckey also achieved a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists. Detroit led all throughout the first half of the game, even attaining a 12 point lead going into half time, and held an advantage in the fourth as well. Since this team has become notorious for losing it in the thirds, this comeback against Atlanta was quite a feat for them. Overall, the Pistons made shots and ran the ball well. Scores.
The Hawks were limited to 34 percent shooting, and continuously lost possession of the ball on Tuesday. As coach Larry Drew put it, “Give Detroit credit — they made shots. We turned the ball over, we let them run out on us, and we just didn’t get the job done.” Despite Josh Smith’s team-high 26 points and a decent 11 point run in the third, Atlanta still fell to a loss at the end. See how far these teams will take it at www.scoresandodds.com, your source for the best online betting information around. Las Vegas odds.