Thunder Ends Eight-game Losing Streak, Defeats Pistons

DETROIT (AP) – Shea Gilgeous-Alexander added 30 points and 13 assists, Luguentz Dort had 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 on Monday in a duel of teams that came with streaks of eight losses.

Detroit had a 16-point lead in the third quarter and 12 in the last, but the Pistons were outscored 25-8 in the final five minutes for their ninth consecutive setback.


Gilgeous-Alexander’s layup shot with 3:46 left gave Oklahoma City its first lead of the game, and after Cade Cunningham missed a shot, Mike Muscala hit a 3-pointer to make it 101-97.

Another non-scoring Pistons possession led to a three-point play by Dort, leading Oklahoma City up 104-97 with 2:43 left.

Cunningham had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons, while Jeremy Grant added 20.

Cunningham scored nine points in the first five minutes and finished with 15 in the first half. The struggling Pistons offense made 49% of its shots from the field, including 52.6 from the 3-point line to go to break up 63-50.