Webs’ defensive concerns continue in 122-111 loss to Pistons
DETROIT (AP)– Jerami Grant equated to a career high with 32 points and the Detroit Pistons took advantage of Kevin Durant’s lack, beating the Brooklyn Nets 122-111 on Tuesday night.
Detroit snapped a four-game losing streak and revealed the same kind of spirit that was on display screen in its previous video game, a double-overtime loss in Los Angeles versus the defending champion Lakers. The last-place Pistons handed Brooklyn its third straight defeat.
Durant was out due to the fact that of the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The Internet were without both him and Kyrie Irving (right finger sprain) in a loss to Philadelphia on Saturday night. Irving returned versus Detroit and scored 27 points.
James Harden included 24 for Brooklyn, however it wasn’t enough for the Internet to get rid of a poor start. The Pistons shot 66.7% from the field in the very first quarter and led by 12 at the end of the period. The lead reached 20 in the 2nd.
Brooklyn rallied to within 2 in the 3rd, however a 3-pointer by Grant provided the Pistons a 94-86 benefit after that quarter, and Detroit was able to hold on.
Pistons novice Saddiq Bey scored all of his 15 points in the last duration, making all 6 of his attempts from the field.
Grant likewise connected his career high with 32 points in the loss to the Lakers.
Webs: Irving and former Piston Bruce Brown were both called for technical fouls in the 3rd quarter. … Brooklyn signed F Noah Vonleh on Monday. He played a bit versus Detroit however did not score.
Pistons: Grant scored 29 points in the first three quarters.
This was Detroit’s very first video game considering that acquiring Dennis Smith Jr. from New York in an offer that sent Derrick Rose to the Knicks. Smith couldn’t play Tuesday due to the fact that of health and wellness procedures. Coach Dwane Casey stated Smith was still in quarantine, but he was hoping Smith could be part of practice Wednesday.
Internet: 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 against Indiana last season.