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Published: 2/8/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Pistons trump Nets in 99-92 victory

Detroit win season-high third straight game

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Detroit Pistons' Ben Gordon (8) shoots against New Jersey Nets' Keith Bogans (6) during the second quarter Wednesday night. Detroit Pistons' Ben Gordon (8) shoots against New Jersey Nets' Keith Bogans (6) during the second quarter Wednesday night.
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NEWARK, N.J. — Greg Monroe had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons won their season-high third straight game with a 99-92 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.

Jonas Jerebko added 16 points and Tayshaun Prince had 15 as the Pistons snapped a seven-game road losing streak. Ben Gordon, playing for the first time in 11 games, added 14 points for Detroit, which almost blew an 18-point second-half lead.

Deron Williams scored 17 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Nets, who have lost four in a row. Jordan Farmar added 22 off the bench and Kris Humphries had a game-high 16 rebounds.

A four-point play by Williams got New Jersey within 78-77, but Jerebko, Rodney Stuckey and Monroe scored to push the lead to eight.



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