PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andre Drummond had 29 points and 27 rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 40 points and the Detroit Pistons rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-103 on Sunday night.
Jackson had 26 points in the fourth quarter alone and the Pistons outscored the Blazers 41-11 in the final period.
It was the Pistons’ first win in Portland since 2007 and snapped a six-game overall losing streak to the Blazers.
Damian Lillard had 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Blazers’ modest three-game winning streak was snapped. C.J. McCollum added 18 points.
The Blazers led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, but Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer that closed the gap to 98-92 with 7:18 left.
Drummond’s layup pulled the Pistons within 98-96 and Jackson’s floater with 5:21 left tied it at 98. Jackson hit another to put the Piston’s in front with 4:46 left, and they never trailed again.
Drummond, who came into the game leading the NBA with nearly 19 rebounds per game, has double-doubles in all six of Detroit’s games this season. It was his seventh career game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds.
It was the second game of a six-game road trip for the Pistons. They won 100-92 in Phoenix on Friday night.
The Blazers were coming off a 115-96 victory at home over Memphis on Thursday night. The dynamic backcourt of Lillard and McCollum combined for 47 points.
Going into the game, the duo was averaging a combined 49.5 points per game, second only to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (57 points per game).
The Blazers pulled ahead 38-26 early in the second quarter after Noah Vonleh’s layup and McCollum’s jumper. Portland led by as many as 14 points en route to a 57-47 advantage at the half.
McCollum’s layup gave Portland a 75-57 layup in the third quarter. But Portland closed within 94-85 on Marcus Morris’ running dunk.
Blazers forward Ed Davis was ejected with 8:01 left after he earned a pair of back-to-back technicals for arguing with officials.
Pistons: Detroit had not allowed an opponent more than 95 points this season. … Backup guard Steve Blake spent three stints with the Blazers.
Trail Blazers: The Blazers placed rookie forward Cliff Alexander on the active list and moved guard Luis Montero to the inactive list before the game. Alexander was undrafted out of Kansas. … Portland’s 5-2 start is its best since the 2011-12 season.
The Trail Blazers visit the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
The Pistons visit the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Monday night.