Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant scored 23 points before being ejected for a flagrant foul late in the third quarter as the host Brooklyn Nets (4-3) beat the Detroit Pistons (1-5) 117-91 (28-25, 36-24, 32-25, 21-17) Sunday night.

Player of the Game
James  Harden
EFF
31
James Harden
Points 18
Accuracy 6-9
Rebounds 10
Assists 12

Durant was ejected with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter and the Nets leading 85-68. He was thrown out when his right forearm and elbow hit Kelly Olynyk's face just outside the paint.

Olynyk made the two free throws after the flagrant 2 foul, and Cory Joseph hit a basket, but the Nets ended the third period on an 11-2 run and led 96-74 heading into the fourth.

Durant shot 10 of 13 from the field before getting ejected.

James Harden produced his 59th career regular-season triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds as the Nets led by as many as 30. It was Harden's 13th triple-double with the Nets.

The Nets shot a franchise-record 65.3 percent from the field, making 47 of 72 attempts. Their previous high was 65.2 percent on April 17, 1982, at Detroit.

Brooklyn's LaMarcus Aldridge added 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field after getting his 20,000th career point on Friday. DeAndre Bembry added 15 points and Joe Harris 12.

The Nets won consecutive games for the first time this season thanks to their torrid shooting display.

The Pistons rested rookie Cade Cunningham. The top overall pick made his debut by playing 19 minutes Saturday in his return from a sprained right ankle.

Joseph led the Pistons with 13 points and Josh Jackson added 12 as Detroit shot 40.5 percent from the field. Jerami Grant was held to 11 points on 5-of-15 from the floor.

Brooklyn Nets: Kevin Durant 23, James Harden 18 (12 AST), LaMarcus Aldridge 16, DeAndre Bembry 15 (7 REB), Joe Harris 12

Detroit Pistons: Cory Joseph 13, Josh Jackson 12, Jerami Grant 11 

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Brooklyn Nets
Detroit Pistons
65%
47/72
Field goals
41%
32/79
51
Rebounds
34
30
Assists
21
7
Steals
12
52%
13/25
3-pointers
36%
12/33
63%
10/16
Free throws
68%
15/22

Best players

Kevin  Durant
23 PTS
10/13 FG
2/3 FT
Cory  Joseph
13 PTS
4/6 FG
4/4 FT
James  Harden
10 REB
10 DREB
0 OREB
Josh  Jackson
5 REB
4 DREB
1 OREB
James  Harden
12 As
5 TO
29 MIN
Saddiq  Bey
6 As
1 TO
27 MIN
James  Harden
31 EFF
100% 2P%
57% 3P%
Saddiq  Bey
15 EFF
75% 2P%
25% 3P%