SG Reggie Bullock began his five-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.
G Avery Bradley, who was acquired in a trade with the Boston Celtics during the summer, had 15 points in his Pistons debut.
F Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter in a season-opening victory. “I was able to get off in a good rhythm, taking what the defense gave me,” said Harris, who also grabbed 10 rebounds. “My teammates were able to find me on some really good plays.”
C Andre Drummond passed Dave DeBusschere for sixth place on the Detroit’s career rebounding list.