The Detroit Pistons proved Friday they could rally during crunch time without All-Star power forward Blake Griffin. They should have him back as they try to collect back-to-back road victories against Miami on Saturday.
Griffin was ejected after picking up his second technical late in the third period at Atlanta on Friday. The Pistons gave away an 11-point lead shortly after Griffin retreated to the locker room, then erased a five-point deficit in the final two minutes to edge the Hawks 125-122.
Detroit has won five of its last six games as it battles for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.