Spurs knock off Pistons 123-95
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, April 15, 2024

Detroit's James Wiseman goes up against Zach Collins of San Antonio (photo courtesy of Michael Thomas/AP)

(SAN ANTONIO) - Sandro Mamukelashvili had 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs routed the Detroit Pistons 123-95 on Sunday to close disappointing seasons that both franchises hope will lead to promising futures. Blake Wesley added 17 points for San Antonio. Zach Collins had 17 points and nine rebounds in 16 minutes before injuring his shoulder early in the second half. San Antonio was without Victor Wembanyama, the No. 1 pick in the draft and expected Rookie of the Year. Detroit was without Cade Cunningham, the top pick in 2021. The Pistons (14-68) finished with the worst record in franchise history. The previous worst was 16-66 in 1980. The Spurs (22-60) matched last season’s record, which was the third worst in franchise history but enabled them to draft Wembanyama. James Wiseman had 21 points to lead Detroit. Marcus Sasser had 17 points and Jared Rhoden added 16. Both teams played the finale with a skeleton crew due to injuries. In addition to Cunningham, Detroit was without Jalen Duren, Simone Fontecchio, Isaiah Stewart and Ausar Thompson.