Josh Smith scored 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 99-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan Tuesday night.
The Pistons were down 54-52 at the half, but put on one of their best defensive performances of the season in the third quarter, outscoring the Kings 20-11 in the quarter. The Pistons rolled in the fourth quarter, never letting the Kings get within less than seven points of them throughout the quarter.
Rodney Stuckey came off of the bench to score 23 points, dish out four assists and grab three rebounds. Andre Drummond scored 15 points on six-of-nine shooting and grabbed nine rebounds.
Rudy Gay led the Kings with 20 points on nine-of-21 shooting and added six rebounds and three assists. Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed four rebounds and DaMarcus Cousins had 13 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks.
The Pistons are now 25-39 while the Kings are 22-42.