Nets fall to Pistons
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Rodney Stuckey had 27 points and six assists as the Detroit Pistons defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 109-97, on Sunday afternoon.
Greg Monroe tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Brandon Jennings added 14 points and 10 assists for Detroit, which had lost seven of its last nine games coming in.
Joe Johnson scored 34 points as the last-place Nets dropped their fifth straight tilt.
The Pistons trailed 51-44 at the break, but outscored Brooklyn 34-15 in the third to seize control of the contest.
Jennings had six points during Detroit's 14-4 run to start the second half as the Pistons built a 59-55 advantage.
Stuckey then capped a 9-2 flurry to end the third with a driving bank shot to give Detroit a 78-66 lead heading into the fourth where the Pistons led by as many as 16.
Earlier, the Pistons led 23-19 after a quarter of play, but a 10-3 Brooklyn run late in the second helped the hosts take its seven-point spread into the locker room.
Detroit netted 29 points off 18 Brooklyn turnovers ... Josh Smith had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Pistons, while Paul Pierce scored 19 points for the Nets.
11/24 18:41:54 ET