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Detroit Pistons sweep season series with Toronto Raptors with 110-107 win

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Kawhi Leonard (NBA Getty Images)

With a win on Sunday, the Detroit Pistons have swept their season series with the Toronto Raptors.

Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 33 points and Fred VanVleet provided a huge boost off the bench in his return, but it wasn't enough to overcome a balanced effort from the Pistons.

Blake Griffin scored 25 points in the win and Andre Drummond recorded 17 rebounds. The Pistons also got some strong play from their reserves, with Zaza Pachulia and Langston Galloway scoring 11 points each and Ish Smith chipping in with eight points and eight assists.

If you missed any of the action, check below for stats and highlights.

Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons

Preview | Box Score | Play-by-Play

End of Fourth Quarter: Raptors 107, Pistons 110

6:26 p.m. - That'll do it. The Pistons hold on to win by three points behind some clutch play down the stretch by Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson.

The Raptors will be back in action Monday, when they take on the New York Knicks.

6:15 p.m. - Two huge plays by Andre Drummond. First, he nails a pair of clutch free throws. Then, he comes up with a steal and sets Wayne Ellington up for a layup.

Pistons lead by four.

6:12 p.m. - Here we go. The Raptors and Pistons are tied at 100 with 1:30 remaining. The first two games were decided by a total of seven points, so it's only fitting.

6:05 p.m. - The closing five for the Raptors: Fred VanVleet, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol.

A pair of free throws from Leonard puts them ahead 97-96 with 4:43 to go.

5:54 p.m. - With the Raptors struggling to score, Kawhi Leonard checks back into the game with 9:54 left to play.

5:52 p.m. - The Pistons open the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run. This is back to being a single possession game.

End of Third Quarter: Raptors 84, Pistons 78

5:48 p.m. - Two big baskets from OG Anunoby - an and-one layup, followed by a corner triple - to end the quarter puts the Raptors up by six points after three.

12 minutes to go.

5:43 p.m. - The starters have played well for the Raptors. The reserves? Outside of Fred VanVleet, not so much.

Eric Moreland is -14 in seven minutes, Norman Powell is -9 in 12 minutes, OG Anunoby is -6 in 10 minutes and Patrick McCaw is -4 in 10 minutes. The four of them have combined for nine points on 3-for-10 shooting from the field.

5:40 p.m. - Oh, and Fred VanVleet has been scoring as well. He's up to 14 points for the game.

5:35 p.m. - Fred VanVleet has been absolutely tremendous in his return. He only has two assists, but he has at least three hockey assists that have led to wide open 3-pointers for the Raptors.

This one, that ended with Danny Green knocking down a corner triple, put the Raptors up 74-66 with 2:52 to go in the quarter:

5:24 p.m. - Per usual, Kawhi Leonard's fingerprints are all over the third quarter. He already has eight points in the frame, bringing his point total to 22 for the game.

More importantly for the Raptors, they are now leading 58-55 with 8:37 remaining in the quarter.

5:20 p.m. - After a strong first half, Fred VanVleet is playing alongside the starters instead of Jeremy Lin to open the third quarter.

End of Second Quarter: Raptors 47, Pistons 50

5:02 p.m. - The Raptors close the second quarter on a 7-2 run to make it a three-point game. Based on how they opened both the first and second quarter, they're lucky to not be down by more.

Kawhi Leonard has a team-high 14 on 5-for-9 shooting from the field. Fred VanVleet is the second-leading scorer for the Raptors with eight points off the bench.

VanVleet drained both of his 3-point attempts in the first half and also dished out a couple of assists.

Blake Griffin hasn't done much since the first quarter, but Detroit's second unit stepped up in the second quarter by combining for 21 of the team's 25 points.

4:55 p.m. - Fred VanVleet continues to play well. He's up to eight points and two assists.

The Raptors, however, trail 48-40 with 2:28 to go in the half.

4:45 p.m. - The first 3-point attempt of Eric Moreland's NBA career is ... good!

End of First Quarter: Raptors 21, Pistons 25

4:37 p.m. - The Raptors trail by four points after one quarter.

Kawhi Leonard leads the way for Toronto with seven points on 2-for-5 shooting from the field, and Marc Gasol is off to a strong start with five points, five rebounds, one assist and one block.

For the Pistons, Blake Griffin is well on his way to another monster game with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists in only 10 minutes of action.

4:32 p.m. - Fred VanVleet isn't showing any signs of rust. He's already made a couple of nice drives, one that ended with a Kawhi Leonard 3-pointer...

...and another that ended with an easy two points for himself in transition:

4:28 p.m. - Here comes Fred VanVleet! With 4:05 remaining in the first quarter, he'll check into the game following the timeout.

4:25 p.m. - A reminder that Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol draw a lot of charges. Also a reminder that Ersan Ilyasova might be the Michael Jordan of drawing charges.

4:16 p.m. - Blake Griffin is giving the Raptors problems early in this one. With three points and three assists, he's had a hand in 10 of the 14 points the Pistons have scored.

Detroit leads 14-4, forcing an early timeout for Toronto.

Pregame

3:53 p.m. - Reggie Jackson, Wayne Ellington, Bruce Brown, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond will start for the Pistons.

3:49 p.m. - Jeremy Lin will start in place of Kyle Lowry, who will miss his second consecutive game with an ankle injury, and Marc Gasol will start in place of Serge Ibaka, who is currently serving a three-game suspension.

3:33 p.m. - Good news for the Raptors: Fred VanVleet will make his return after missing 12 straight games.

VanVleet will reportedly be on a minutes restriction.

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