Greg Monroe put up 18 points and recorded 11 rebounds, his 7th double-double of the season, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a victory over the Brooklyn Nets, 109-97. The Pistons played an efficient game offensively, shooting 38-80 (47.5%) from the field and turning it over just 9 times. Detroit (5-8) has won just 3 of their last 10 games.
Monroe finished 8-12, in an efficient offensive performance. Other key players for Detroit included Rodney Stuckey with 27 points and 6 assists, Brandon Jennings with 14 points and 10 assists, and Josh Smith with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Joe Johnson had another strong game for Brooklyn despite the loss, putting up 34 points on 12-18 shooting, including 8-10 from behind the arc.
Brooklyn (3-10) has now lost 5 in a row.
Coming up, the Pistons square off with the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 2-10 on the season. The Nets go up against the Toronto Raptors, currently sitting at 6-7 this year.