Jennings Gets Hot As Pistons Pull Past Thunder


Friday, November 14th 2014, 11:44 pm
By: News 9


Brandon Jennings scored 25 of his 29 points in the second half and overtime, leading the Detroit Pistons to a 96-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.Jennings made a tiebreaking 3-pointer to give Detroit an 87-84 lead with 2:32 left in overtime. He added another 3 while falling to the ground, increasing the Pistons' advantage to 92-84.

Jeremy Lamb set career highs with 24 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which led 48-42 at halftime. Reggie Jackson had 20 points and 12 assists, and Serge Ibaka finished with 19 points and 10 boards.

Jackson missed a 16-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer in regulation that would have lifted the Thunder to their first two-game winning streak of the season.

The Thunder got off to a fast start, with Lamb and Jackson combining for 21 points in the first quarter. Oklahoma City carried a 30-21 lead into the second period.

Josh Smith scored 18 points for Detroit. Greg Monroe had 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Andre Drummond added nine points and 15 boards.