Dunn returns, but Hawks fall 100-86 to Pistons


DETROIT — Jerami Grant and Frank Jackson scored 18 points apiece to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 100-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

The Hawks shot just 39% from the field and 4 of 27 from 3-point range. It was their lowest-scoring game of the season.

There was one bright note for Atlanta: Kris Dunn made his first appearance of the season following right ankle surgery. Dunn, who signed with the Hawks in the offseason, went scoreless in 13 minutes.

Atlanta still wasn’t close to full strength, with Trae Young (left ankle), De’Andre Hunter (right knee), Cam Reddish (right Achilles), Tony Snell (right ankle) and Lou Williams (illness) all out. Then, with 3:17 remaining in the game, Brandon Goodwin went down under the basket and was taken out in a wheelchair.

Bogdan Bogdanovic led Atlanta with 17 points. Kevin Huerter added 15 and John Collins contributed 14. Clint Capela had 12 points and 15 rebounds

Cory Joseph scored 15 points and Hamidou Diallo added 14 for the Pistons, who took a 14-point lead in the second quarter and never really relinquished control. The Hawks trailed by seven after three but could not get closer in the fourth.

Atlanta is 20-8 since the beginning of March.


Hawks: Bogdanovic has scored at least 10 points in 16 straight games, tying a career-long streak. … Capela has at least 10 rebounds in 14 consecutive games played, the longest active streak in the NBA.

Pistons: Detroit was without Josh Jackson (illness), Rodney McGruder (right elbow) and Dennis Smith Jr. (left knee).


Hawks: Visit Philadelphia on Wednesday night in the first of two straight games against the 76ers.

Pistons: Host Dallas on Thursday night. The Mavericks beat Detroit 127-117 last Wednesday.

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