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Pistons win again, top Wolves in close battle

Published Nov. 19, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Andre Drummond had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley added 18 points each and the Pistons outlasted the Timberwolves 100-97 on Sunday night.

Harris hit two free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler's last-second 3-pointer rattled out to draw a loud groan from the crowd as the Pistons snapped their two-game skid and Minnesota's three-game win streak.

Butler led the Wolves with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 24.

The Pistons trailed by as many as 11, and Minnesota led 93-92 with 1:45 to go. Reggie Jackson hit a 19-footer to make it 98-95 with 19.7 seconds to play.

Bradley fouled Butler from the 3-point line with 6.2 to go. Butler made the first two, but missed the third shot, and Harris' free throws sealed it.

Game Highlights: DeMar DeRozan scored 33, C.J. Miles had 12 and the host Raptors beat the Wizards 100-91. … Stephen Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and the visiting Warriors held on after he fouled out to beat the Nets 118-111. … Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26, Myles Turner added 25 and the visiting Pacers embarrassed the Heat in the second half on the way to a 120-95 rout. … T.J. Warren scored 27 to lead six Suns players in double figures as they beat the visiting Bulls 113-105.

Around the League: Two-time All-Star David Lee announced his retirement via Instagram. The former Gator, 34, played for 12 years. … The Magic will end its annual summer league. Orlando's Summer League, which showcased rookies and young players, began in 2002. Las Vegas will host all 30 teams for the league beginning next summer. … Sixers guard Markelle Fultz will miss another two to three weeks as he recovers from soreness in his right shoulder.


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