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Pistons topple Warmth to finish 14-game dropping skid

Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons shoots over KZ Okpala #11 of the Miami Warmth within the second half at Little Caesars Area on December 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Rick Osentoski/Getty Photos/AFP

Saddiq Bey poured in 26 factors and the host Detroit Pistons ended their franchise record-tying 14-game dropping streak with a 100-90 victory over the Miami Warmth on Sunday.

Hamidou Diallo contributed 15 factors and 7 rebounds for Detroit, which recorded its first victory since a 97-89 determination over Indiana on Nov. 17.

Max Strus led the Warmth with 24 factors off the bench. Kyle Lowry provided 19 factors, 10 rebounds and 5 assists, whereas Dewayne Dedmon had 11 factors for Miami, which had received 4 of its final 5 video games.

The Pistons’ earlier 14-game dropping streaks got here on March 7-30, 1980, and Dec. 20, 1993-Jan. 18, 1994.

The Warmth’s Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, Markieff Morris and Victor Oladipo all missed the sport because of accidents. Ahead P.J. Tucker left the sport within the third quarter with a left knee ailment.

Gabe Vincent scored eight factors within the first quarter as Miami took a 23-20 lead. The Warmth had a 10-1 spurt late within the first half, together with 5 factors and an help from Strus, to realize a nine-point lead. Detroit closed the hole to 2 at 48-46 by halftime.

Strus had 15 factors within the first half and the Pistons caught shut regardless of making simply two of 19 3-point makes an attempt.

The Warmth held a 58-52 benefit three minutes into the second half. Detroit then completed the quarter with a 27-9 outburst to realize a 79-67 lead.

Killian Hayes (11 factors) gave the Pistons a 62-60 lead with two free throws. Bey had a three-point play and Jackson knocked down a 3-pointer to stretch the result in 70-62 with 2:18 remaining within the third quarter.

Trey Lyles’ fast-break dunk gave the Pistons a double-digit benefit at 75-64. Frank Jackson completed off the outburst with one other fast-break layup. Bey and Hayes mixed for 17 factors within the quarter.

The Warmth progressively chipped away and pulled inside 91-86 with 4:31 remaining. Bey knocked a 3-pointer to offer Detroit some respiratory room at 94-86 with 4:02 remaining. Hayes hit a 3-pointer with 2:52 left to offer the Pistons a 99-88 benefit.

Detroit was in a position to avenge a 100-92 dwelling loss to Miami on Nov. 23. The groups are scheduled to satisfy once more at Miami on Thursday.


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