DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – A heartbreaking loss for the Detroit Pistons falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder 92-90 marking their worst start in franchise history Monday night.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the Pistons played three strong quarters and failed offensively in the fourth, being out shot by the Thunder 30-17.
Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 33 points and keyed a fourth-quarter comeback for the Thunder who rallied to beat the winless Pistons.
The loss left the Pistons with an 0-8 record. It was the fourth game in five nights for the Thunder, who improved to 6-2.
Rodney Stuckey scored a team high 19 points, Greg Monroe had 17 points and 6 rebounds for the Pistons.
Westbrook, who also had 10 rebounds and four assists, contributed six points – all on free throws – to a 13-0 Thunder run to open the fourth quarter that turned a 73-62 deficit into a 75-73 lead with 8:11 left.
Kevin Durant, who hit a tough runner with 47.8 seconds remaining that gave Oklahoma City an 88-85 advantage, added 26 points and nine rebounds.
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