Last-second bucket sends Detroit Pistons to 5th loss in a row against Brooklyn
DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie’s jumper with 0.9 seconds left lifted the Brooklyn Nets over Detroit 101-100 Sunday, the Pistons’ fifth straight loss.
After a basket by Andre Drummond put the Pistons ahead with 4.7 seconds left, Dinwiddie took the inbounds pass, drove to 14 feet and drained a jumper against his former teammates.
Caris LeVert hit one of two free throws with 13.7 seconds left, giving the Nets a 99-98 edge. It was his second missed free throws in the final 42 seconds.
Langston Galloway misplayed the ensuing inbounds pass, but was able to knock the ball to Drummond. Detroit’s center nearly traveled in a rare drive, flipping in the go-ahead shot. Dinwiddie finished with 22 points. Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 20.
On Jan. 10, Detroit routed the Nets 114-80 behind 22 points and 20 rebounds from Drummond.
The Nets led 53-48 at halftime. The Pistons had one offensive rebound in the half, slowed by Drummond’s three fouls.