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Pit strategy sparks Bowyer to rain-shortened win

BROOKLYN, Mich.—After 120 laps and two stages, the race now could be official.

Any driver in the lead conceivably might win if rain intervened.

Clint Bowyer had finished second to teammate Kevin Harvick in the second stage, and both came to pit road.

Bowyer took only two tires—and felt that decision by crew chief Mike Bugarewicz ultimately won him the race.

Raptors storm back to beat Pistons

DETROIT—On the second night of a back-to-back, with first place in the Eastern Conference already wrapped up, the Toronto Raptors easily could have packed it in after falling behind by 17 points.

That's not what coach Dwane Casey wanted.

“We are taking these last games seriously because now isn't the time to let any bad habits into our game,” Casey stressed.