NEW YORK — Andre Drummond had 21 points and 18 rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored 19 points, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-100 on Monday night.
Drummond fell just shy of an NBA-high sixth 20-point, 20-rebound game of the season but delivered the tiebreaking basket on a dunk with 1:30 remaining. Jackson added a couple of clutch baskets as the Pistons avoided a third straight loss.
They had fallen to Cleveland and Toronto, the East’s top two teams, but were just good enough to get by the Nets, one of the worst.
Brook Lopez scored 27 points for the Nets who have lost four in a row. Andrea Bargnani added 18 points off the bench.