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NBA: Pistons ease past Hawks 105-95

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The Detroit Pistons played without Greg Monroe again on Tuesday night, and their top two point guards were limited.

They still found a way to beat the top team in the Eastern Conference.

Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks 105-95 for their fifth victory in the last six games.

Anthony Tolliver had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons (29-45), who are 6-2 since Monroe strained his right knee in practice. Reggie Jackson collected 12 points and 11 assists despite being limited to four-minute stints in each of the last three quarters by an illness.

Korver hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Atlanta the lead early in the third, but seven quick points from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put Detroit back in front.

The Pistons carried a 76-72 lead into the fourth, and Jackson entered the game again despite having spent the last several minutes wrapped in hot towels. He started the quarter by banking in a 3-pointer, and Prince increased the lead to 11 with a swooping lefty dunk.