Saddiq Bey scored 15 of his 25 points in the third quarter as the Detroit Pistons took control in a 130-122 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night in New York.
The Pistons snapped a four-game losing streak and bounced back from a nasty 150-130 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. On Thursday, they scored 43 points in the third, marking their highest-scoring fourth 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.
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Alec Burks added 10 of his 20 points in the quarter. Rookie Jalen Duren scored 17 and Killian Hayes and rookie Jaden Ivey each had 16 as Detroit held off a quiet performance by Bojan Bogdanovic, who was held to 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.
Kyrie Irving tried to push the Nets back down the stretch with 12 of his 40 points in the quarter, but Brooklyn fell to 2-6 since Kevin Durant sprained his right knee medial collateral ligament on Jan. 8.
Nic Claxton added a career-high 27 points and 13 rebounds while Edmond Sumner contributed a career-high 24 points as Brooklyn shot 45.7 percent.
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The Nets also lost Ben Simmons to a sore left knee in the third. Simmons went scoreless on 0-for-3 shots in 20 minutes.
The Nets held a 59-58 halftime lead 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 hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to make it 91-86 with 2:49 remaining in the third. The Pistons finished the quarter on a 10-4 run and led 101-90. They took a 108-95 lead on a 3-pointer and layup by Burks less than two minutes into the quarter.
Hayes hit a 20-foot jumper to make it 115-101 with 7:34 to play and then converted a three-point play with 3:02 to play for a 122-112 lead to snap the 11-4 skid Brooklyn. The Nets came within five points twice in the final minute on baskets by Sumner, but Detroit made three free throws in the final 27 seconds.
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