SAN ANTONIO (AP) –had 26 points, Jakob Poeltl added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 106-91 on Thursday night to snap a five-game home losing streak.
Lonnie Walker added 18 points, and Rudy Gay had 14 for San Antonio.
Josh Jackson had 29Detroit. 18-42, the Pistons have the worst record in the .
The Spurs have won three of four to move into ninth in the Western Conference ahead of the. They will face each other in the if the standings remain the same.
San Antonio swept the two-game series with Detroit, winning both by double digits.
The Pistons and Spurs were short-handed Friday with less than a month remaining in the.
Detroit was without Wayne Ellington, Jerami Grant, Cory Joseph, Rodney McGruder, Mason Plumlee, Dennis Smith Jr., and Hamidou Diallo. Ellington and Plumlee sat out for rest, and injuries sidelined the rest.
San Antonio was without, Dejounte Murray, and Patty Mills, who were all late scratches to its lineup. Murray and Mills sat out for rest on the second night of a back-to-back, and DeRozan with a bruised right quadriceps.
The Spurs dug deep into their bench and received a crisp and balanced effort, with seven players scoring at least five points. After shooting 40% from the field and 29% on 3-pointers in a 20-point loss to Miami on Wednesday, San Antonio shot 46% against Detroit.
The Spurs’ backups scored 33 points and committed just three turnovers.
Detroit took its most significant lead of the first half at 31-26 on Frank Jackson’s short jumper with 10:18 remaining. San Antonio then went on a 16-2 run over the next five minutes to take a lead they never relinquished.
Frank Jackson finished with 14 points, and Killian Hayes had 10 points and five assists.
Pistons: Detroit is 7-26 on the road this. … Joseph missed the game as part of injury management for a sore , Smith has a sore left knee, and McGruder has a sprained right elbow. Grant and Diallo both sat out with bruised left quadriceps. … Hayes played after sitting out Wednesday’s game against Dallas as the all but three games from January through March with a hip injury. Hayes started after initially being listed as out. … Josh Jackson averaged 22 points in two games against the Spurs this .
Spurs: Johnson jogged back to the locker room, followedin the first quarter after being substituted. Johnson took a shot earlier in the quarter while on offense and fell to the floor, staying for about 30 seconds before to play. Johnson in the first and re-entered the second quarter without any apparent injury. He finished with 10 points and seven rebounds in 30 minutes. … Trey Lyles .