Pistons use 43-point third quarter to take down Nets
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[January 27, 2023]
Saddiq Bey scored 15 of his 25 points in the third quarter as the
Detroit Pistons took control in a 130-122 victory over the Brooklyn
Nets on Thursday night in New York.
The Pistons snapped a four-game losing streak and bounced back from
an unsightly 150-130 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. On
Thursday, they scored 43 points in the third, marking their
highest-scoring quarter this season.
Bey made 6 of 7 shots in the third as the Pistons shot 65.4 percent.
Bey shot 10 of 19 overall as Detroit shot 50.5 percent and scored 60
points in the paint.
Alec Burks added 10 of his 20 points in the fourth. Rookie Jalen
Duren scored 17 and Killian Hayes and rookie Jaden Ivey chipped in
16 apiece as Detroit withstood a quiet showing from Bojan Bogdanovic,
who was held to 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.
tried to will the Nets back down the stretch with 12 of his 40
points in the fourth, but Brooklyn fell to 2-6 since Kevin Durant
suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee on
Nic Claxton added a career-high 27 points and 13 rebounds while
Edmond Sumner contributed a career-best 24 points as Brooklyn shot
The Nets also lost Ben Simmons to a sore left knee in the third.
Simmons went scoreless on 0-for-3 shooting in 20 minutes.
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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving warms up before a game against the
Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill
Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
The Nets held a 59-58 lead at halftime after the first half featured
17 lead changes. The Pistons never trailed after Bogdanovic
converted a three-point play on the opening possession of the third.
Detroit took multiple 10-point leads before Irving and Mills sank
3-pointers on consecutive possessions to get within 91-86 with 2:49
left in the third. The Pistons finished the quarter on a 10-4 run
and held a 101-90 lead. They took a 108-95 edge on a 3 and a layup
by Burks less than two minutes into the fourth.
Hayes hit a 20-footer to make it 115-101 with 7:34 left and then
converted a three-point play with 3:02 left for a 122-112 lead to
counter Brooklyn's 11-4 run. The Nets were within five points twice
in the final minute on baskets by Sumner, but Detroit hit three free
throws in the final 27 seconds.
--Field Level Media
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