AUBURN HILLS (WWJ/AP) – The Pistons greeted the third quarter with a less than stellar effort and it hurt them down the line as they are defeated by the Portland Trail Blazers 105-100 Sunday night at The Palace.

Ben Gordon scored 18 points and Tracy McGrady had 16 for Detroit, which lost for the sixth straight time to the Blazers.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 36 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 for the Portland Trail Blazers win over the Pistons.

Portland, which has won four straight, also got 15 points and 12 assists from Andre Miller.

(Copyright 2011 by WWJ Newsradio 950.  All Rights Reserved.)  (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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