ATLANTA – Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond fell short of his first career triple-double of the season, but scored 12 points with 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists to help his team beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-91 at the Philips Arena on Thursday and end a seven-game slide.
Drummond was ably backed by forward Tobias Harris, who scored 19 points and was also instrumental in the victory of the Pistons, who are in seventh place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
Pistons guard Avery Bradley finished with 18 points while backup point guard Langston Galloway contributed another 17.
The Pistons had not won a game since they beat the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 29.
Hawks forward Ersan Ilyasova scored 23 points while forward John Collins pitched in with 15.
Atlanta point guard Dennis Schroder, who finished with nine points and 10 assists, failed to boost his team’s attack and prevent its third defeat in a row.