Pistons drop preseason opener to Nets 101-94

BY foxsports • October 7, 2016

NETS 101, PISTONS 94

NEW YORK -- Lin made five 3-pointers and shot 7 for 11 from the field as the Nets won their opener under new coach Kenny Atkinson.

Andre Drummond finished with 17 points and 21 rebounds in Detroit's opener.

PISTONS: Ish Smith had four points starting for injured point guard Reggie Jackson, who has left knee tendinitis. The Pistons hope there will be a treatment plan for Jackson in the coming days, after which they could determine how long he will be sidelined. ... Marcus Morris scored 17 points and Tobias Harris had 15. ... Drummond played 24 minutes, likely keeping him from a 20-point, 20-rebound game. He led the NBA with five last season. Nobody else had more than two.

NETS: Joe Harris scored 12 points and Luis Scola had 10, making his first three 3-point attempts. ... The Nets made 10 of their first 14 shots. ... Sean Kilpatrick shot 0 for 7. ... The Nets will visit the New York Knicks on Saturday and host them on Oct. 20 in their exhibition finale. It's the first time the city rivals have played in the preseason since Oct. 24, 2012, when they met at the Nassau Coliseum.

UP NEXT: Detroit (0-1) hosts San Antonio on Monday. Brooklyn (1-0) visits New York on Saturday.


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