Pistons’ Jackson earns 2nd Eastern Conference honor

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

Miami — In the first 28 games of the season, the Pistons are four games over .500 and are 11 games over their horrendous start from last year.

And they’re starting to get noticed for it.

Point guard Reggie Jackson was named Eastern Conference player of the week for the second time this season — joining teammate Andre Drummond with two such accolades. It’s the first time two Pistons have won the award multiple times in the same season.

Jackson posted 29.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists in the Pistons three games last week. He shot 38 percent on 3-pointers and 83 percent on free throws.

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In the Pistons four-overtime win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jackson had 31 points and 13 assists and added 34 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He also had 23 points in a victory over the Boston Celtics.

For the season, Jackson is averaging 20.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds and could be among the contenders for an All-Star spot.