Nets Nip Pistons 87-83 - NBC New York

Nets Nip Pistons 87-83



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    Nets forward Andrea Bargnani and center Brook Lopez defend Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as he goes up for a layup in the first half. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Brook Lopez scored 15 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 87-83 on Sunday night.

    Wayne Ellington had a season-high 12 points for Brooklyn, which improved to 4-13.

    Andre Drummond recorded his league-leading 15th double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds, but Detroit fell to 8-9. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 21 points and seven rebounds.

    Lopez made a tiebreaking free throw with 29 seconds left and the Nets scored the final six points after trailing by two with 1:21 left. Jarrett Jack added two free throws for a three-point lead, Reggie Jackson missed a 3-pointer and Young closed it out with one more free throw.

    The teams shot a combined 35 percent for the first half before the action picked up in the fourth quarter. 

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