Pistons fight back from 15 points down to beat Thunder and spoil Westbrook’s triple-double
Detroit forward Tobias Harris shoots over Oklahoma City guard Andre Roberson. AP

OKLAHOMA CITY — Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 99-98, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).

Russell Westbrook had his sixth triple-double of the season for Oklahoma City with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. He missed a long 3-point attempt on the final possession to finish 1 of 10 from 3-point range and 10 of 29 from the field.

Down 10 at the half, the Pistons took their first lead on Ish Smith's jumper in the fourth and expanded it to four on Luke Kennard's only basket of the night, a 3-pointer that made it 88-84.

Oklahoma City had numerous chances, missing three shots on one possession in the final minute. The Thunder had the final possession and Westbrook's 26-footer bounced off the rim.

It was the eighth double-digit lead given up by the Thunder this season on their way to a loss.

Smith finished with 15 points.

Carmelo Anthony had 20 points for Oklahoma City, and Paul George had 16.


Pistons: At Boston on Monday night.

Thunder: At Dallas on Saturday night.

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