AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jonas Jerebko scored 20 points on 9-for-9 shooting, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a five-game home losing streak with a 99-92 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.
Detroit has won only two of its last eight, both in the last five days over New Jersey. The Nets lost their 14th straight on the road and are 1-26 away from home this season.
Richard Hamilton added 17 points for Detroit, while Rodney Stuckey had 10 points and 11 assists.
Devin Harris led New Jersey with 21 points, while Brook Lopez added 20.
Detroit dominated the first half with a rare strong shooting performance. The Pistons hit 60.5 percent from the floor and added six offensive rebounds to take a 56-47 lead. Jerebko had 13 in the half, while Charlie Villanueva added 12 on 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range.
New Jersey stayed close in the third quarter, but Detroit got a buzzer-beating jumper from Will Bynum to take a 78-71 advantage into the fourth.
The Nets, though, scored the first seven points of the fourth to tie the game on Terrence Williams' dunk with 10 minutes left. New Jersey led briefly, but Hamilton's 3-pointer helped Detroit move the lead back to 93-87.
New Jersey lost two players in the final minute when Harris and Jarvis Hayes collided going for a loose ball. Harris appeared to hurt his left shoulder, while Hayes injured his left leg. Both players had to be helped back to the locker room.
NOTES: The Pistons made their first seven 3-point attempts, with the streak ending on Stuckey's long-range attempt at the halftime buzzer. ... New Jersey's only road win came Dec. 8 at Chicago. ... The Nets are now 1-42 when scoring fewer than 100 points.