Tobias Harris (18 points, nine rebounds) was fouled and made both free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining and Butler's last-second 3-pointer rimmed out, giving the Pistons the final margin.
Reggie Jackson and Stanley Johnson used some gamesmanship to help the Pistons knock off the Timberwolves on Sunday night, and LeBron James approved. Kemba Walker followed up his season-best 47-point outburst against Chicago with 26 while Jeremy Lamb added 17 points off the bench.
Andre Drummond led the way with 20 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in the win at Minnesota. In 41 minutes, Butler also collected 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, 2 threes and 5 turnovers. He has averaged 23.5 PTS, 3.6 REB, 6.5 AST, 0.7 STL and 0.2 BLK with 2.1 TO.
Kemba Walker is the top fantasy basketball player for the Hornets with a season average of 38.17 fantasy points per game. They failed to distinguish themselves with just 18 points in a combined 47 minutes against the Pistons, and playing on back-to-back nights, they must contribute more. Dwight Howard has an average of 31.6 fantasy points per game on the season.
The Hornets are two-point favorites for this game, but Saturday's win marked the first time in seven games (1-5-1) they have covered against the spread. With game number 15 on the horizon, we at DSN figured we'd look back at the hottest 15-game starts in Detroit Pistons history.
The over/under of 214 points is five points less than the first meeting earlier this month, but the teams have failed to hit that mark in 13 of the last 14 meetings. But even for a career 83 percent free throw shooter like Butler, hitting three in a row isn't guaranteed.
"We were having trouble in some of our movement and Reggie was making good plays so we ran a steady diet of Reggie pick-and-rolls down the stretch", Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said.
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