Pistons in the playoffs for the First time Since 2009

 09 Apr 2016 - 14:07

Pistons in the playoffs for the First time Since 2009
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the third quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Pistons win 112-99. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta

Detroit: Reggie Jackson scored Saturday 39 points to put the Detroit Pistons in the playoffs for the first time since 2008-09 season. 
Jackson scored 14 of his 39 points in the final quarter to go along with nine assists to beat the Washington Wizards 112-99. Tobias Harris netted 17 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 14 for the Pistons (43-37), who hold down the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference post-season scramble.
With Pistons leading a close game 100-96 with 2:45 left, Jackson scored eight points to spark a 12-3 closing run, snapping the seven-year drought.
Markieff Morris had 29 points, including 24 in the third period while Bradley Beal added 25 for the Wizards (38-41), who were eliminated from the post-season. 

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