Pistons pick up road victory
Reggie Jackson to another step forward in his return from his knee injury. Jackson scored 20 points (season high in his sixth game), Andre Drummond led a dominant rebounding effort with 17 as the Detroit Pistons defeated the Dallas Mavericks 95-85 on Wednesday night. Detroit's floor leader had nine points and three of his six assists in the fourth quarter, when the Pistons finished a run that started late in the third to overcome a 12-point Dallas lead. Jackson missed the first 21 games this season recovering from left knee tendinitis. The Pistons went on a 27-5 run covering about 10 minutes in the third and fourth quarters, turning a 64-52 deficit into their first double-digit lead at 79-69 after an alley-oop layup by Aron Baynes with about 5 minutes remaining. Dallas' Wesley Matthews had a season-low four points on 2-of-10 shooting, ending a three-game stretch with at least 25 points. Deron Williams scored 16 but was just 3 of 13 as one of the NBA's worst-shooting teams finished at 41 percent, just below its average.