Brown lifts Celtics in rally vs. Pistons

CaptionCloseAuburn Hills, Mich.Jaylen Brown sank a 3-pointer from the right corner while being fouled with 37.6 seconds remaining, part of a five-point possession for Boston that lifted the Celtics to a 104-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.The...

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Jaylen Brown sank a 3-pointer from the right corner while being fouled with 37.6 seconds remaining, part of a five-point possession for Boston that lifted the Celtics to a 104-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

The Celtics were down 96-95 when Brown connected while being fouled by Marcus Morris. Brown missed the ensuing free throw, but Detroit couldn't come up with the rebound, and Tobias Harris was called for a loose-ball foul. Marcus Smart added two free throws to put Boston up 100-96.

Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 33 points. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 15 rebounds for Detroit, but he went 1-for-11 on free throws and was taken out for some key possessions toward the end to prevent Boston from fouling him.

Thunder 118, Pelicans 110: Russell Westbrook scored 41 points in his 29th triple-double of the season to help Oklahoma City beat New Orleans. Westbrook had 21 points in the fourth quarter. He also had 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the 66th triple-double of his career. Anthony Davis scored 38 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points and 10 rebounds, but he played just 22 minutes and fouled out while getting dunked on by Westbrook. The Pelicans fell to 0-3 since acquiring Cousins in a trade with Sacramento.

Spurs 119, Lakers 98: Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and San Antonio routed the Lakers in Los Angeles' first home game since Magic Johnson took over the franchise's basketball operations. LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points for the Spurs, who have won four straight and nine of 11. Rookie Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 22 points as the Lakers fell to 19-41, ensuring their fourth consecutive non-winning season.

Bucks 100, Suns 96: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, Tony Snell made a clinching 3-pointer from the corner in the closing seconds and Milwaukee held on to beat Phoenix. TJ Warren led the Suns with 23 points. Alan Williams scored a career-high 17 points and tied his career high with 15 rebounds.

Grizzlies 105, Nuggets 98: Mike Conley scored 31 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and Memphis held off Denver. Zach Randolph finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis, which snapped a two-game skid. Marc Gasol chipped in with 23 points. Danilo Gallinari had 24 points as Denver dropped to 0-12 this season when failing to reach the 100-point plateau.

Jazz 102, Wizards 92: Gordon Hayward scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds, and Utah beat Washington for its third straight win. George Hill added 21 points for Utah. John Wall led the Wizards with 23 points and 11 assists. Bradley Beal, who was scoreless in the first half, had 22 points.

Raptors 112, Trail Blazers 106: DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 18 and Toronto beat Portland. Damian Lillard scored 28 points for the Trail Blazers, who got 18 from Maurice Harkless. Up 98-96 with 4:41 remaining, the Raptors scored the next six points, with back-to-back jump shots from Ibaka and a pair of free throws from DeRozan putting them up by eight with 3:16 remaining.

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