Pistons' Jackson named East's player of the week

Rod Beard
The Detroit News
Reggie Jackson runs the floor during the Pistons' win over the Lakers on Sunday night.

Charlotte, N.C. — The Pistons keep winning and the awards keep coming.

After sweeping a four-game homestand, the Pistons have their longest win streak of the season — and were recognized for the third time.

Point guard Reggie Jackson was named Eastern Conference player of the week after averaging 27 points and 8.8 assists. Jackson shot 57 percent on field goals, including 53 percent on 3-pointers.

Jackson had 31 points and eight assists in Monday's win over the Houston Rockets and added 34 points and 16 assists in Wednesday's overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns. It's the first time a Pistons player has had 30-plus points and 15-plus assists in a game since Isiah Thomas in 1988.

Andre Drummond won back-to-back awards as player of the week to open the season. He and Jackson are the first Pistons teammates to win the award in the same season since Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups in 2003-04.

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