Detroit Pistons rally from 23 points down to upend Phoenix Suns in overtime, 110-105
DETROIT — Jerami Grant had 31 points, 10 rebounds and a crucial assist near the end of regulation, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Phoenix Suns 110-105 in overtime after rallying from a 23-point deficit Friday night.
Detroit scored the first nine points of the extra session after barely leading at all during regulation. Grant had only two assists on the night, but one of them was to Mason Plumlee for a dunk that tied it at 93 with 9.6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Then Devin Booker missed a jumper that could have won it for the Suns.
Booker scored 23 points for Phoenix, including a 3-pointer with 40.7 seconds left in overtime that brought the Suns within three. Grant answered with a 3-pointer in front of the Detroit bench to double the lead.
Phoenix entered the game with the best record in the Western Conference. Detroit came in with the worst mark in the NBA, but the Pistons have competed this season. They haven’t lost a game by more than 15 points.
It looked like this might be an exception. Langston Galloway scored 17 points in the first half for the Suns against his former team, and Phoenix led 54-31 in the second quarter.