Detroit 90, Brooklyn 93

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #55 Bill Kennedy, #60 James Williams, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 12576

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Brooklyn 23 17 29 24 93
Detroit 24 22 27 17 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Brooklyn 29-20 18-9 11-11 W1
Detroit 18-32 13-14 5-18 L3

Recap

Nets 93, Pistons 90: Brook Lopez collected 17 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson added 16 points and Will Bynum missed a potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer as Brooklyn rallied in the fourth quarter to snap a streak of 10 straight losses in Detroit. 

Deron Williams contributed 12 points and nine assists and Reggie Evans had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, who trailed by as many as 13. Brooklyn has won two meetings with Detroit this season by a combined five points. 

Greg Monroe recorded his fourth consecutive double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Pistons, who have lost three straight and five of six. Bynum contributed 13 points and seven assists off the bench while Brandon Knight and Kyle Singler each added 12 points. 

The Pistons seemingly took control with a 10-0 run early in the second quarter, holding the Nets scoreless for four minutes, and they pushed the margin as wide as 46-33 on Bynum's layup with 2:38 left in the half. 

The Nets chipped away and set up a wild finish with 11 lead changes in the fourth quarter. Williams hit a pair of free throws and a step-back jumper to give Brooklyn its largest lead at 86-83, and the Nets sealed it by making five of six free throws over the final 1:14.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Williams went over 5,000 assists in his career, becoming the seventh player since 1985-86 to reach the milestone in fewer than 600 games along with Muggsy Bogues, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Johnson, Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and John Stockton. … Pistons rookie C Andre Drummond left in the second quarter with a sore back and did not return. He did record two blocks, though, giving him at least one block in 18 consecutive games. … The Nets improved to 2-7 in road contests on the second night of back-to-back sets. 

Top Game Performances

Brooklyn   Detroit
Brook Lopez 17 Scoring Greg Monroe 23
Deron Williams 9 Assists Jose Calderon 9
Reggie Evans 14 Rebounds Greg Monroe 10
Reggie Evans 4 Free Throws Made Will Bynum 5
Andray Blatche 2 Steals Will Bynum 2
Brook Lopez 2 Blocks Andre Drummond 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 93 41.5 6-16 19-25 22 46 5 6 14
Detroit 90 43.4 3-17 15-21 28 41 7 7 14

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Pistons have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .387 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Nets have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .524 after a loss.