Jackson scores 30 to lift Pistons over Portland 123-103
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 30 points in another big game against Portland, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Trail Blazers 123-103 on Sunday night.
Jackson scored 40 points when Detroit beat Portland on Nov. 8, including 26 in the fourth quarter. He picked up right where he left off in Sunday's rematch, scoring 11 points in the first quarter as the Pistons took a 30-16 lead.
Andre Drummond had 14 points and 18 rebounds for Detroit, and Marcus Morris added 19 points. Jackson had nine assists along with all of his scoring.
Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 26 points but shot 8 of 22 from the field.
Detroit led 58-51 at halftime, then scored the first nine points of the third quarter, taking a 16-point lead on Jackson's driving layup.