Singler scores 20, hits two key 3-pointers in victory

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Andre Drummond had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Kyle Singler made a pair of big 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter to lead the Detroit Pistons over the Atlanta Hawks 115-107 on Friday night.

The injury-riddled Hawks lost their eighth straight game despite shooting 17 of 20 during a 41-point second quarter. Detroit rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit.

Singler scored 20 points in a starting role for the Pistons. He shot 7 of 11 from the field and shot 4-for-6 from 3-point range.

Drummond sat out late in the game after the Hawks started fouling him intentionally, but he had already thrown down a spectacular one-handed dunk on Elton Brand early in the fourth quarter.

That dunk came after Drummond knocked away a pass near midcourt. Brand appeared to have him cut off, but Drummond was able to throw down a dunk while being fouled. Brand smiled a bit afterward and even appeared to be looking up at the scoreboard for a replay.

That made the score 93-88. Later, the Hawks started fouling Drummond intentionally, and the move worked. The Detroit big man finished 0 for 8 from the line.

It was tied at 104 when Singler made a 3-pointer from the right wing, and Will Bynum doubled the lead with a driving three-point play with 1:06 to go. A 3-pointer by Singler with 30 seconds left made it 113-106.

Greg Monroe had 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons.

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