Former Piston Jeremi Grant added 24 points for the Trail Blazers, and Deandre Ayton had 16 points, 11 rebounds five steals and a block in his first game against Pistons coach Monty Williams since they both left the Phoenix Suns.
Cade Cunningham had 30 points for Detroit, but missed 16 of 27 shots and turned the ball over six times. The Pistons shot 37.8% in a 42-point second half. Portland trailed by 12 at halftime, but outscored the Pistons 36-25 to pull to 84-83 at the end of the third. Sharpe had 15 points in the quarter as the Trail Blazers shot 68.2%.Johnson’s late basket lifts Spurs to stunning 115-114 win over SunsCunningham had five points in the first two minutes of the fourth. but the Trail Blazers took a 94-93 lead on Jeremi Grant’s 3-pointer with 6:51 to play.
Cunningham missed a layup that would have cut it to 104-103 with 1:23 to play, and Toumari Camara grabbed an offensive rebound, drew a foul and made both free throws. After Joe Harris’ miss, Malcolm Brogdon put it away with a short jumper. headtopics.com
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