Pistons Crush Raptors 105-86
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Rodney Stuckey had 20 points and eight assists and Brandon Knight scored 19 first-half points as the Detroit Pistons routed the Toronto Raptors 105-86 Saturday night.
The Pistons, who are now 11-6 since a 4-20 start, had six players in double figures and shot over 50 percent for the second straight night.
Toronto, which beat Detroit by 20 in their first meeting this season, was led by DeMar DeRozan’s 15 points, but only two others reached double figures.
The Pistons got out to a fast start, taking a 37-14 lead after the first quarter. Knight had 15 points – outscoring the Raptors – and four assists in the period, while Detroit outshot Toronto 71 percent to 25 percent.
Detroit led 61-37 at halftime and stretched the advantage to 31 points after three quarters.
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