Pistons upend Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andre Drummond had 31 points and 16 rebounds, breaking a 91-91 tie on a three-point play with 1:37 left, as Detroit scored a 97-91 NBA exhibition victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Ish Smith’s 3-pointer with 17 seconds left capped the scoring.
Stanley Johnson scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Pistons.
Dennis Schroder had 21 points and nine assists and Steven Adams added 17 points and 12 boards for Oklahoma City.
Detroit’s Blake Griffin did not play as Glen Robinson III had 11 points, and Reggie Bullock and Zaza Pachulia scored 10 each.
Dwane Casey made his debut as the Pistons’ head coach after seven seasons in Toronto, including a 59-win campaign in 2017-18.