NJN 17 27 29 22 95
Det 30 37 29 15 111
Date of game: 2/7/2014

Recap: Detroit vs. Brooklyn

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Jennings flirted with a triple- double on Friday, posting 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, as the Detroit Pistons pounded the Brooklyn Nets, 111-95, at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Josh Smith stuffed the stat sheet as well, racking up 23 points, eight boards and seven assists for the Pistons, who snapped a two-game slide and beat Brooklyn for the third time this season.

Andre Drummond notched a 16-point, 22-board double-double, Kyle Singler scored 16 and Rodney Stuckey supplied 14 points in the triumph.

"We've been talking about trying to use him wisely," Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks said of Drummond. "He's been very energetic. Obviously getting 22 rebounds and running the floor, getting up and down the floor and blocking a few more shots."

Jason Terry paced Brooklyn with 18 points, while Joe Johnson netted 16 points for the Nets, who had won two straight.

Paul Pierce's driving layup pulled the Nets within 17-14 with 4:02 left in the first, but Brooklyn went the rest of the quarter without a field goal, allowing Detroit to close the stanza on a 13-3 run.

The Pistons' push continued in the second, as Detroit tallied the first seven points of the period to build a 37-17 lead under two minutes into the quarter.

Andrei Kirilenko's tip-in finally quelled Brooklyn's field-goal drought with 10:04 on the clock, but a Chauncey Billups jumper just over two minutes later found the difference back up to 20.

Detroit carried a 67-44 cushion into the locker room and pushed the margin as high as 29 in the third before taking a 96-73 lead into the fourth.

Despite shooting a woeful 5-of-18 (27.8 percent) over the final 12 minutes, the Pistons were able to hang on for the victory.

"The guys kept playing," Nets head coach Jason Kidd said of his team battling despite being down double digits for the majority of the second half. "The guys who were out there playing continued to execute. We got some stops finally, but the big thing is that we continued to play."

Game Notes

Jennings' 10 rebounds were a season high, while Drummond's 22 boards set a career high for the second-year big man ... Billups finished with two points in his first game since Jan. 10 ... Brooklyn fell to 8-15 on the road, while the Pistons improved to 10-15 at home this season ... Detroit won the rebounding battle, 57-40, and outscored Brooklyn 52-38 in the paint ... Detroit's Kyle Singler scored 16 points, while Brooklyn's Miles Plumlee netted 13 points and grabbed eight boards.

Expect points galore when Marshall hosts FAU

Marshall's offense started slowly last Saturday, scoring just 14 points in the first half at Florida International. However, come the final whistle, the Thundering Herd had topped 40 points for the sixth consecutive time.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Polian, Wolf named Pro Football HOF finalists

Former NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class under the newly-created contributors category.

Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.