AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Brandon Knight scored 17 points, Kyle Singler and Tayshaun Prince had 15 apiece and the Detroit Pistons beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 89-79, on Monday night for their fifth straight home win.
Detroit is 1-10 on the road but 5-3 at home, and the Pistons have recovered a bit after losing their first eight games of the season. They beat Phoenix by 40 last week in their previous home game, and the victory over Cleveland wasn’t really as close as the score indicated.
Detroit led 56-39 at halftime after holding the Cavaliers to 29 percent shooting.
Trail Blazers 118, Bobcats 112 (OT): At Charlotte, N.C., LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Luke Babbitt hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers, and Portland overcame an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Charlotte in overtime.
Ben Gordon set a franchise record with eight 3-pointers – all after halftime – for the Bobcats, who dropped their fourth straight game. Gordon finished with 29 points to surpass 10,000 for his NBA career.
Hornets 102, Bucks 81: At New Orleans, Ryan Anderson scored 22 points, Robin Lopez added 21 and New Orleans won for only the second time in 11 games.
Brandon Jennings hit five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points for Milwaukee.
Clippers 105, Jazz 104: At Salt Lake City, Blake Griffin scored 30 points, and Los Angeles defeated Utah to hand the Jazz their first loss at home this season.
Nuggets 113, Raptors 110: At Denver, Corey Brewer scored 19 points, JaVale McGee had 17 points and five blocks, and Denver withstood a late rally to beat Toronto.