Pistons Qualify For Playoffs

The Detroit Pistons have claimed the last seed available in the NBA playoffs.

The Pistons are eighth in the East following a 115-89 rout of the Knicks in New York.

Andre Drummond contributed 20 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons, who had dropped four straight and seven of nine before winning their last two to beat out Charlotte for the final playoff berth.

Luke Kennard scored 27 points and Reggie Jackson had 21 to help Detroit earn a first-round meeting with Milwaukee.

The Toronto Raptors will face the Orlando Magic in their first-round N-B-A playoff series.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal between the second-seeded Raptors and seventh-seed Magic will start Saturday in Toronto.