Balanced Pistons roll to win over Thunder

Jerami Grant scored 21 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 132-108 win over the host Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.The game was the opener of a five-game road trip for the Pistons, who bounced back from a 44-point loss to the New York Knicks on Saturday and have won three of their past five.The Thunder have lost three in a row and six of their past seven.Detroit had seven players score in double figures, with Josh Jackson and Sekou Doumbouya contributing 14 each.The Pistons shot 51.6 percent from the floor while hitting a season-high 49 field goals.The Thunder were led by 19 points from Aleksej Pokusevski. The rookie was the only Oklahoma City player with more than one 3-pointer as the team shot a season-worst 18.5 percent from behind the arc (5 of 27).Detroit started hot, jumping to a 26-8 lead in the first seven minutes. Josh Jackson scored eight quick points in the first three-plus minutes before picking up his second foul and being forced to the bench. However, the Pistons kept rolling offensively after that, thanks to a pair of former Oklahoma City players — Hamidou Diallo and Grant.Diallo was playing his first game against the Thunder after a March trade sent him to Detroit for Svi Mykhailiuk and a second-round draft pick.When Diallo came in for Jackson, Detroit’s lead quickly grew, as the Pistons scored the last 15 of what proved to be a 17-0 run.

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