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Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith push Pistons over Nets

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In a tremendous all-around performance, Brandon Jennings finished with 26 points and added 10 rebounds and 9 assists to help the Detroit Pistons defeat the Brooklyn Nets, 111-95. The Pistons shot lights out in this one, going 43-84 (51.2%) from the field, including 9-17 (52.9%) from three-point range. Detroit (20-29) picked up the win after falling to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

Jennings shot 8-13 from the field (5-7 on 3-pointers) and 5-5 from the free throw line, in a solid outing. Other top contributors for Detroit included Josh Smith with 23 points and 8 rebounds, Andre Drummond with 16 points and 22 rebounds, and Greg Monroe with 12 points and 7 rebounds. On 6-11 shooting, including 6-9 from behind the arc, Jason Terry scored 18 points off the bench for Brooklyn in the loss. Reggie Evans contributed 11 points and 9 rebounds.

The Pistons combined an eFG% of 56.5% with 52.9% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (3-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Nets, on the other hand, are 1-7 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

Brooklyn (22-26) has now dropped three straight versus Detroit.

Coming up next, the Pistons take on the Denver Nuggets, who are 24-24 on the year. The Nets match up against the New Orleans Pelicans, currently 21-27 this season.


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