NBA Game Summary - Denver at Detroit|
(Saturday, February 8th)
Final Score: Detroit 126, Denver 109
Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Jennings scored a season-high
35 points and dished out 12 assists, as the Detroit Pistons pulled away down
the stretch for a 126-109 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Josh Smith totaled 30 points, 10 rebounds, a season-best eight assists to go
with four steals. Andre Drummond notched 18 points and 15 boards for the
Pistons, who have won back-to-back contests.
"I think we matched the intensity that they were putting forth on our
defensive end and we were aggressive, grabbing offensive rebounds and
attacking the basket," Drummond said.
Randy Foye scored 25 and J.J. Hickson finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds
for the Nuggets, who have lost the first two on a four-game road trip. Wilson
Chandler had 20 points, but Denver's six-game winning streak against Detroit
came to an end.
Chandler's 3-pointer widened Denver's lead to 14-4 in the game's first 3 1/2
minutes. Detroit, though, used a 12-3 spurt to end the first quarter with a
The Pistons went on a 13-3 run to conclude the first half with a 65-61 edge.
Jennings had 11 of those points.
Detroit scored eight in a row during the third quarter to widen the gap to
87-73. Drummond capped the burst with an offensive rebound and jam, and the
difference stood at 97-86 going to the fourth.
Denver was within 108-102 at the midway point of the final quarter, but a pair
of turnovers in the ensuing sequences contributed to the downfall for the
visitors. Rodney Stuckey's jam provided a 114-102 cushion with 3 1/2 minutes
"As a team, as a group, we have to do a better job of fighting. We can make
shots, we can hit threes, but when it comes down to getting stops, we have to
do it,"Foye said.
Stuckey had 19 points and Greg Monroe scored 14 for the Pistons, who shot 51
percent from the field ... Denver went 12-of-22 from the foul line ... Detroit
has won its last four home games.
02/09 00:56:09 ET