Singler-led Pistons slip by Heat

MIAMI — Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Miami Heat 107-97 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.

Singler, a South Medford High product, shot 6-of-10 from the field, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range, to go with five rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.

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.

76ers 126, Magic 125, 2OT

At Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia past Orlando 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.

Nuggets 111, Nets 87

At New York, Timofey Mozgov had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in another superb effort by Denver's bench, and the Nuggets raced by the Brooklyn Nets for their seventh straight 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.

Thunder 97, Kings 95

At Sacramento, Calif., Kevin Durant had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead Oklahoma City to its eighth straight win by defeating slumping Sacramento.

The Thunder built a 17-point lead early in the fourth, but had to hold off the Kings and Isaiah Thomas, who scored 21 of his 24 points in the final period and missed a jumper with 1 second left that would have sent the game to overtime.

Thomas made a 20-foot jumper with 37 seconds left, getting the Kings within 97-95. After Durant misfired on a 3, the Kings got the rebound and set up the final shot for Thomas. The Kings outscored the Thunder 30-19 in the fourth.

Celtics 108, Bucks 100

At Boston, Jordan Crawford scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 and Boston avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season.

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.

Warriors 112, Raptors 103

At Oakland, Calif., Klay Thompson made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to fuel an improbable comeback, Stephen Curry added a pair of shots from beyond the arc down the stretch and Golden State Warriors rallied from 27 points down in the second half to beat Toronto.

Toronto led 75-48 with 9:20 left in the third quarter and took an 18-point lead into the fourth.

Golden State made eight 3s over the final 12 minutes, the last coming from Harrison Barnes with 47.2 seconds remaining that gave the Warriors a 109-103 lead.

Grizzlies 110, Suns 91

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

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

Mavericks 89, Bobcats 82

At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to score 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept Charlotte winless in Dallas.

Nowitzki, who was 1 of 10 from the field in the first half, and Monta Ellis took over late after struggling most of the game. They scored the last 19 points to help the Mavericks outscore Charlotte 29-15 in the fourth.

Al Jefferson scored 19 points, and Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker had 16 apiece for the Bobcats, who are 0-10 in Dallas and 1-17 overall against the Mavericks. That's the worst record in the league for one team against another.


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