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Pistons clinch first playoff berth in seven years

Pistons clinch first playoff berth in seven years

Reggie Jackson had 39 points and nine assists and the Detroit Pistons clinched their first postseason spot in seven years with a 112-99 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards on Friday night.

Detroit's last playoff berth came in 2009, when it was swept in the first round by LeBron James and Cleveland. The Pistons are likely to face the same opponents this year.

Detroit had to overcome 29 points from Markieff Morris, who did everything possible to keep twin brother Marcus out of the postseason. Bradley Beal added 25 for the Wizards.

Marcus Morris had 17 points and nine rebounds in the clincher.

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