DETROIT (AP) – Steven Adams scored 21 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder ended the Detroit Pistons’ five-game winning streak with a 110-83 victory Monday night.
Paul George added 17 points for the Thunder, who are 15-3 since losing their first four games.
Blake Griffin led Detroit with 20 points, while Andre Drummond added 13.
Detroit came into the game having won six straight at home, including the first five games on its current homestand but fell six points short of its previous season low.
The Thunder led 50-40 at halftime behind 14 points from Adams and 10 from Jeremi Grant. Griffin had 15 points for Detroit, which shot 34.7 percent from the floor.
Detroit’s offense continued to struggle in the second half without Reggie Bullock, who left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. The Thunder took a 71-51 lead midway through the third quarter and led by 28 at the end of the period. In the fourth, Oklahoma City led by as many as 35.
Adams made his first seven field-goal attempts, along with five free throws, and forced Drummond and Zaza Pachulia to the bench with four fouls each. The Pistons finished the third quarter with Griffin at center and 6-foot-7 Stanley Johnson at power forward.
Thunder: Oklahoma City is 15-5 against the Pistons since leaving Seattle. The Thunder, who came into the game with the league’s best defensive rating, is now 4-0 when holding their opponents under 90 points.
Pistons: Detroit fell short of its first seven-game home winning streak since March 14-April 4, 2008. Drummond went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line and has now missed 19 of his last 24 attempts.
Thunder: At the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
Pistons: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
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