Final Score: Detroit 109, Brooklyn 97
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Rodney Stuckey had 27 points and six
assists as the Detroit Pistons defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 109-97, on Sunday
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
"Road wins are hard to get. Anytime you get a road win it's huge," Pistons
head coach Maurice Cheeks said.
Joe Johnson scored 34 points as the last-place Nets dropped their fifth
"Part of it is turnovers, we foul a lot on defense. We just have to do a
better job across the board," Nets swingman Paul Pierce said.
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
Detroit netted 29 points off 18 Brooklyn turnovers ... Josh Smith had 13
points and eight rebounds for the Pistons, while Pierce scored 19 points.
11/24 20:01:48 ET
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