AUBURN HILLS (WWJ) – A third quarter collapse cost Detroit as the Pistons fall to the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-82 on Tuesday night.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the Pistons (24-48) kept the game close in the first half but underwhelmed in the second – outscored 38-16 never gaining momentum again.
Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves.
Reserve J.J. Barea matched a season-best with 21 points for Minnesota, while Luke Ridnour scored 15 and Ricky Rubio added 14 points and nine assists.
Greg Monroe had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit, while point guard Jose Calderon scored 14 points but only had one assist.
The game matched one of the league’s worst home teams against one of the worst on the road. The Pistons haven’t won at home since before the All-Star break, losing seven straight, while Minnesota had lost 10 of its last 11 road games.
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