Spurs streak past Pistons, win 5th straight

The first quarter was as good as it got for the Detroit Pistons against the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Monday.DeMar DeRozan had 26 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 119-107 win at Detroit, a game in which San Antonio dominated the last three quarters after falling behind early.Just as they did against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, the Pistons got off to a good start, jumping out to a 21-9 lead with 4:55 remaining in the first quarter.Detroit took a 31-25 lead into the second quarter, but San Antonio started to take control from there.The Spurs opened the second quarter on a 12-0 run to take a 37-31 lead with 8:36 left until halftime, and built their lead to 13 at 57-44 with 3:01 remaining in the second quarter.San Antonio led 59-51 lead at the half.In the third quarter, after Detroit cut the San Antonio lead to 65-59, the Spurs went on a 10-0 run to take a 75-59 lead with 5:21 remaining in the period.Detroit rallied, cutting San Antonio’s lead to 88-81 with 9:46 left in the game.But the momentum would be short-lived for the Pistons.