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Kings’ rally falls short in 115-108 loss to Pistons

Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris shoots a three-pointer over Kings guard James Anderson during the second half Friday, March 18, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris shoots a three-pointer over Kings guard James Anderson during the second half Friday, March 18, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Associated Press

Player of the game: Marcus Morris scored six straight three-pointers in the first half en route to 20 of his team-high 24 points as the Detroit Pistons withstood Sacramento’s rally from 18 down to win 115-108 Friday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Turning point: The Pistons scored six straight points to go up 107-98 with 3:20 to go.

X-factor: Detroit scored 15 first-half points off nine Sacramento turnovers. The Kings had just two turnovers in the second half.

Records: Kings 26-42, Pistons 35-34.

Key injuries: Willie Cauley-Stein (illness), Omri Casspi (sore left ankle) and Ben McLemore (broken finger) were out for the Kings.

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