Greg Monroe scored 22 points and recorded 11 rebounds, his 10th double-double of the season, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a close victory over the Brooklyn Nets, 103-99. This snaps a three-game losing streak for Detroit (11-13).
Monroe shot 10-18 from the field. Other key players for Detroit included Andre Drummond with 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Josh Smith with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Deron Williams put up 22 points for Brooklyn on 7-13 shooting (2-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-7 from the free throw line. He also tallied 9 assists. Andray Blatche contributed 20 points and 12 rebounds and Joe Johnson finished with 12 points and 5 assists.
This loss snaps a three-game winning streak for Brooklyn, dropping them to 8-15 on the year.
Coming up, the Pistons battle the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 19-4 on the season. The Nets go up against the Philadelphia 76ers, currently sitting at 7-17 this year. The Pistons have a 0-1 record against Portland this season.