Lopez double-double Leads Nets over Pistons

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates after a foul in the closing seconds against the Detroit Pistons during the second half at Barclays Center on November 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez had 34 points and 11 rebounds, Sean Kilpatrick added 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 109-101 on Wednesday night.

Brooklyn hit 16 of its 20 shots in the first quarter to take a 38-30 advantage. The Nets had more turnovers (5) than misses. Brooklyn's first miss came at the 6:03 mark in the first when Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was off on a 3-pointer. Lopez had 14 in the first quarter and 24 by the end of the first half to lead the Nets as Brooklyn took a 71-55 lead to the locker room.

Detroit cut the lead to 11 heading into the fourth quarter and then as close as five with 1:34 remaining.

Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris each scored 23 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 15 points and Jon Leuer added 11 for the Pistons.