Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant had 29 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as the visiting Brooklyn Nets (6-3) held off a late Detroit rally to down the Pistons (1-8) 96-90 (28-23, 11-16, 39-23, 18-28) on Friday.

Player of the Game
Kevin  Durant
EFF
26
Kevin Durant
Points 29
Accuracy 12-27
Rebounds 10
Assists 5

LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and five rebounds and James Harden compiled 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists but also committed nine turnovers.

Blake Griffin added 13 points and Bruce Brown chipped in 10 for the Nets, who have won four straight.

Cade Cunningham led the Pistons with 17 points. Kelly Olynyk contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Cory Joseph and Saddiq Bey added 12 points each.

Defenses ruled the opening half as it ended tied at 39 apiece.

Durant led the Nets with nine points but shot 3-for-11 from the field. Harden made just one of six shots while scoring seven. Cunningham paced the Pistons with nine points. Brooklyn shot 32.5 percent from the field, while Detroit made 33.3 percent of its attempts.

Brooklyn scored the first eight points of the second half, including five by Brown. After the Pistons closed to within three points, the Nets went on a 13-3 run to stretch their lead to 62-49.

Durant and Harden began that spurt with 3-pointers. Harden had another 3 during that span and Griffin finished it off with a dunk.

Griffin's 3-pointer with 2:29 remaining in the quarter gave Brooklyn a 72-57 lead. Durant had 12 points in the quarter as the Nets carried a 78-62 lead into the fourth.

Detroit started the quarter with a 9-2 run, which included two Frank Jackson 3-pointers.

With Brooklyn up 86-75, the Pistons made another run. Cunningham and Joseph made 3-pointers to pull Detroit within two at 88-86 with four minutes remaining.

A Durant floater doubled the Nets' lead but Cunningham answered with a 3-pointer. Durant hit a mid-range jumper to make it 92-89.

Griffin then drew a charge against Bey and made an offensive rebound to set up Durant's clinching layup with 12.9 seconds remaining.

Nets: Kevin Durant 29 (10 REB, 5 AST), LaMarcus Aldridge 16 (5 REB), Blake Griffin 13 (5 REB), James Harden 13 (10 REB, 10 AST, 9 TO), Bruce Brown 10.

Pistons: Cade Cunningham 17 (4 REB), Kelly Olynyk 14 (10 REB), Saddiq Bey 12, Cory Joseph 12 (5 AST), Frank Jackson 10.

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Detroit Pistons
Brooklyn Nets
38%
33/87
Field goals
45%
36/80
51
Rebounds
53
17
Assists
25
11
Steals
3
72%
13/18
Free throws
93%
13/14
22
Fouls
21

Best players

Cade  Cunningham
17 PTS
6/17 FG
2/2 FT
Kevin  Durant
29 PTS
12/27 FG
3/4 FT
Kelly  Olynyk
10 REB
8 DREB
2 OREB
Brooklyn Nets
Few players
10 REB
Cory  Joseph
5 As
0 TO
30 MIN
James  Harden
10 As
9 TO
36 MIN
Kelly  Olynyk
18 EFF
43% 2P%
50% 3P%
Kevin  Durant
26 EFF
48% 2P%
33% 3P%