OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jerami Grant scored 21 factors in opposition to his former staff, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 132-108 on Monday evening.
Grant performed three seasons for the Thunder, after which was traded after the 2018-19 season. He checked out house throughout his return, making 7 of 15 photographs and including 5 rebounds and 5 assists in simply 23 minutes.
Josh Jackson and Sekou Doumbouya scored 14 factors apiece for Detroit, which was coming off a 125-81 house loss to the New York Knicks on Saturday — the franchise’s worst defeat since a 44-point loss in 1994.
Aleksej Pokusevski scored 19 factors for the Thunder, and Svi Mykhailiuk had 17. Mykhailiuk was acquired in a commerce with Detroit final month.
Oklahoma Metropolis once more performed with out starters Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciitis, proper foot), Lu Dort (concussion protocol) and Darius Bazley (bruised left shoulder).
The Thunder have been blown out for 3 straight video games. Oklahoma Metropolis’s 133-85 loss at Portland on Saturday was the most important margin of defeat in Thunder historical past, and that adopted a 37-point loss to Phoenix the evening earlier than. Oklahoma Metropolis has misplaced six of seven general.
The Pistons led 42-19 within the second quarter earlier than taking a 58-47 halftime lead. Grant scored 14 factors earlier than the break.
Detroit created far within the third quarter and led 93-77 heading into the ultimate interval. The Pistons’ largest lead was 27 factors within the fourth.
Pistons: Guard Cory Joseph was known as for a Flagrant 1 foul for a physique block on Justin Robinson within the second quarter. … Made all 9 of their free throws within the third quarter and 21 of 24 general. … Starters Mason Plumlee and Wayne Ellington rested.
Thunder: Ahead Justin Jackson was waived. … Robinson, a guard, was added on a 10-day contract, and Jaylen Hoard, a ahead, acquired a two-way deal. Hoard scored 10 factors and Robinson added 9. … Guard/Ahead Kenrich Williams left with a sprained left ankle within the fourth quarter.
The Pistons go to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.
The Thunder host the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.