Derrick Rose, Reggie Jackson lead Detroit Pistons to easy 127-106 win over visiting Sacramento
By MATT SCHOCH
DETROIT — One Detroit point guard has been carrying the scoring load. Another joined him Wednesday night, with his back now healthy enough to pitch in.
Derrick Rose scored 22 points and Reggie Jackson also had 22 in his return to lineup as the Pistons beat Sacramento 127-106 to hand the Kings their sixth straight loss.
Jackson had missed 42 games since leaving the second game of the season with a back injury. He said after this one the stress reaction in his lower back had affected his sleeping but credited the training staff with getting him back on the court.
“Teammates being lenient with me and just being put in a good position. I think all that combined and a little bit of luck, of course,” Jackson said. “All that combined allowed myself to just flow pretty easily.”
Jackson made a floater on his first attempt and played well in 19 minutes off the bench, shooting 8 of 14 and handling out four assists.
“He gives us two big-time point guard on the floor,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “When you alternate those guys, you have stability at the point guard position.”
Rose scored 20 or more points for the 10th straight game, tying the career high he set in 2010-11, his MVP season in Chicago. He also eclipsed 11,000 career points and added 11 assists.
Christian Wood scored 23 points, and Svi Mykhailiuk added 13, the 11th time in 12 games that he has scored in double figures.
De’Aaron Fox had 22 points, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 19 points for the Kings, who shot 12 of 23 from the line (52.2%).