DETROIT– Jerami Grant equated to a career high with 32 points and the Detroit Pistons benefited from Kevin Durant’s absence, beating the Brooklyn Nets 122-111 on Tuesday night.

Detroit snapped a four-game losing streak and revealed the exact same type of spirit that was on display in its previous game, a double-overtime loss in Los Angeles versus the defending champ Lakers. The last-place Pistons handed Brooklyn its 3rd straight defeat.

Durant was out due to the fact that of the NBA’s health and wellness procedures. The Internet were without both him and Kyrie Irving (best finger sprain) in a loss to Philadelphia on Saturday night. Irving returned versus Detroit and scored 27 points.

James Harden added 24 for Brooklyn, however it wasn’t enough for the Nets to get rid of a poor start. The Pistons shot 66.7% from the field in the first quarter and led by 12 at the end of the period. The lead reached 20 in the second.

Brooklyn rallied to within two in the third, but a 3-pointer by Grant gave the Pistons a 94-86 advantage after that quarter, and Detroit had the ability to hang on.

Pistons novice Saddiq Bey scored all of his 15 points in the last period, making all 6 of his attempts from the field.

Grant also tied his profession high with 32 points in the loss to the Lakers.

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Webs: Irving and former Piston Bruce Brown were both required technical fouls in the 3rd quarter. … Brooklyn signed F Noah Vonleh on Monday. He played a bit against Detroit however did not rating.

Pistons: Grant scored 29 points in the very first three quarters.


This was Detroit’s very first game because getting Dennis Smith Jr. from New York City in a deal that sent out Derrick Rose to the Knicks. Smith couldn’t play Tuesday since of health and wellness protocols. Coach Dwane Casey said Smith was still in quarantine, but he was hoping Smith could be part of practice Wednesday.


Webs: Host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Brooklyn went 1-2 versus Indiana in 2019-20.

Pistons: Host Indiana on Thursday night. Detroit went 3-1 versus Indiana last season.


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