Pistons overcome 15-point deficit to beat Thunder 99-98

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 25, 2017 12:49 PM
Pistons overcome 15-point deficit to beat Thunder 99-98
FILE - DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Andre Drummond #0 and Reggie Jackson #1 of the Detroit Pistons hug after defeating the Charlotte Hornets on October 18, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-98 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).

Russell Westbrook had his sixth triple-double of the season for Oklahoma City with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. He missed a long three-point attempt on the final possession to finish 1-of-10 from three-point range and 10-of-29 from the field.

Down 10 at the half, the Pistons took their first lead on Ish Smith's jumper in the fourth and expanded it to four on Luke Kennard's only basket of the night, a three-pointer that made it 88-84.

Oklahoma City had numerous chances, missing three shots on one possession in the final minute. The Thunder had the final possession and Westbrook's 26-footer bounced off the rim.

It was the eighth double-digit lead given up by the Thunder this season on their way to a loss.

Smith finished with 15 points.

Carmelo Anthony had 20 points for Oklahoma City, and Paul George had 16.


Pistons: At Boston on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

Thunder: At Dallas on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).

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