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NBA roundup — Dec. 3

Associated Press

Pistons 107, Heat 97

Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds and the Pistons beat the host Miami Heat on Tuesday night to snap the NBA champions’ 10-game winning streak.

Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey each scored 16 for Detroit, which got 15 apiece from Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. The Pistons led by 18 before Miami got within three points in the fourth, but never trailed in the game’s final 47 minutes.

Jennings sealed it with just over two minutes left, stealing the ball from LeBron James and setting up Monroe for an easy score.

James and Michael Beasley each scored 23 for Miami. The Heat played without guard Dwyane Wade, the All-Star sitting for the fourth time this season to rest a sore knee.

Miami shot a season-low 44 percent.

The Heat were down 11 when James re-entered the game with 7:58 left. Within 10 seconds, the lead was down to seven. Beasley scored while getting fouled, missed the free throw, and had the rebound tipped in by Chris Andersen to get Miami to 89-82.

A dunk by James got Miami to 91-88 with 6:16 left, but the Pistons scored the next five and held on from there. Drummond finished with 10 points, as did Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Celtics 108, Bucks 100

Jordan Crawford scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 and the host Boston Celtics avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season by beating the Bucks.

Brandon Bass added 16 points and nine rebounds, Avery Bradley scored 15 and Jared Sullinger finished with 12 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Boston, which had lost two of three.

The Bucks couldn’t quite rally from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

O.J. Mayo scored 19, and Brandon Knight had 15 points and six assists for Milwaukee.

Khris Middleton added 14 points for the Bucks, who were outrebounded by the Celtics 40-33.

Nuggets 111, Nets 87

Timofey Mozgov had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in another superb effort by the Denver bench, and the Nuggets raced by the host Brooklyn Nets for their seventh consecutive victory.

Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hamilton each added 15 points for the Nuggets, who got 57 points from the NBA’s second-highest scoring second unit.

Grizzlies 110, Suns 91

Jon Leuer scored a career-high 23 points, Ed Davis added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the host Memphis Grizzlies made the best of a makeshift lineup to defeat the Phoenix Suns.

Leuer and Davis got plenty of playing time because of injuries to frontline starters Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.

Leuer connected on 10-of-13 shots, Davis made 8-of-11 and seven players finished in double figures for Memphis.

76ers 126, Magic 125

Michael Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the host Philadelphia 76ers in double-overtime.

Carter-Williams got his 10th assist on a dish to Young late in the second OT to put the Sixers up 125-120.

Evan Turner had 24 points for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak.

Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 43 points for the Magic and Glen Davis had a career-high 33.


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