Aldridge rallies Spurs past Pistons

Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson

Stanley Johnson added 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.

The Detroit Pistons are coming off a tough loss Saturday night to the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-103. The Pistons slipped to 14-9.

Detroit led 73-69 after three quarters, but San Antonio scored the first six points of the fourth period on back-to-back three-pointers by Ginobili and Bertans to take its first lead (75-73) since the first quarter. The Spurs hounded the Pistons into 13 misses on 20 attempts in the final frame (35 percent).

The talented small forward appears to be the difference between the Spurs being where they are now in the Western Conference on a 16-8 record, and being at the top of the conference. San Antonio now ranks 29th in possessions per game (96.0) and Detroit is 23rd (98.5). Furthermore, they play at the second-slowest pace per game. Aldridge then sank two free throws with 5.2 seconds to go, increasing San Antonio's lead to 96-93.

San Antonio has also listed Rudy Gay, who is suffering from a sore right heel, and Joffrey Lauvergne, who dislocated his right middle finger last night, as probable.

On the road, Detroit is 8-4 ATS with 8 unders and 4 overs.

"We had some good looks at threes that we couldn't knock down and they did make them, and that was really the biggest difference in the game", Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said.

The Pistons are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

Reggie Jackson scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half for Detroit, which suffered its sixth straight loss to the Spurs.

"This was maybe our best win of the year", said San Antonio's Tony Parker, who had seven points.

Spurs: San Antonio had three players with double-doubles for the first time since 2014 when Leonard, Green and Tim Duncan did so against Brooklyn.

In their last five games, Detroit is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.

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