Pistons Run Away From Celtics In Overtime

By KEN POWTAK

Associated Press

       BOSTON (AP) – Andre Drummond scored 18 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 105-97 on Sunday.

        Reggie Jackson added 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Pistons, who won for the third time in four games after a 10-game losing streak.

        Evan Turner had 23 points and Jae Crowder 19 for Boston, which lost its third straight. The Celtics are in a tight race for the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot.

        Detroit snapped an eight-game road losing streak, sending Boston to just its second home loss in its last 11 games.

        The Pistons wiped out a deficit late in regulation, then scored on their first two possessions of overtime and opened with a 7-0 run.

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