Luka Doncic puts in 30 points, 10 rebounds to lead Dallas Mavericks past Pistons, 127-117
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 10 rebounds, Kristaps Porzingis added 19 points and seven boards and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 127-117 on Wednesday night to stop a four-game home losing streak.
Jalen Brunson scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half of a game that was supposed to be played Feb. 17 but was postponed because of severe winter weather in Texas.
“We’ve got to continue to stay positive,” said Brunson, who was 8 of 9 from the floor before halftime. “We have a strong finish to uphold. There’s going to be a lot of trying times. We’ve got to keep it together.”
Jerami Grant scored 26 points and Cory Joseph added 24 for the Pistons, who haven’t beaten a team with a winning record since a 108-102 win at Boston on Feb. 12. Mason Plumlee had 13 points and 16 rebounds.
Grant had 15 points in the first quarter, but foul trouble limited Detroit’s leading scorer to less than three minutes in the second and third quarters combined. The Pistons’ deficit was 16 points by the time Grant finally got back in the flow of the game early in the fourth quarter.