100-86. Grant and Jackson lead the Pistons’ win over decimated Hawks

Detroit (USA) Apr 26 (EFE) .- Power forward Jerami Grant and Frank Jackson scored 18 points each as leaders of the Detroit Pitons attack that beat the decimated Atlanta Hawks 100-86, which they had the return of point guard Kris Dunn.

Point guard Cory Joseph scored 15 points and forward Hamidou Diallo added 14 for the Pistons, who took a 14-point lead in the second quarter and never gave up control.

The Hawks trailed by seven after three quarters, but couldn’t get close in the fourth quarter.

The Hawks had just 39 percent shooting from the field and 4 of 27 3-point attempts, leaving them with the lowest score of the season.

The positive note for the Hawks was Dunn’s debut who made his first appearance of the season following surgery on his right ankle.

Dunn, who signed with the Hawks in the offseason, was scoreless in 13 minutes.

Atlanta was still not close to full strength, with the losses of leading shooting guard Trae Young (left ankle), forward De’Andre Hunter (right knee), Cam Reddish (right Achilles), Tony Snell (right ankle) and Lou Williams (sick) all out.

Then, with 3:17 remaining to the end of the game, point guard Brandon Goodwin fell under the basket and was carried out in a wheelchair.

Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic led Atlanta with 17 points. Guard-forward Kevin Huerter added 15 and power forward John Collins contributed another 14.

Swiss center Clint Capela achieved a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds, but he could not be a winning factor with the Hawks (34-28), who remain leaders in the Southeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Bogdanovic has scored at least 10 points in 16 straight games, tying his best streak as a professional, while Capela has at least 10 rebounds in 14 straight games played, the longest active streak in the NBA.

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