Drummond dominates as Pistons stun Thunder

Andre Drummond and the Pistons escaped with a win vs. the Thunder.

Andre Drummond collected 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the visiting Detroit Pistons stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-98 on Friday.

The Thunder, who have made a habit of blowing double-digit leads, were up by 10 at halftime and 15 midway through the third quarter. But the Pistons came storming back, largely behind the dominance of Drummond.

“In the first half, (Drummond) was not good. That’s one of the reasons we were getting crushed,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters. “In the second half, he was much better and we made some big shots.”

Russell Westbrook missed a 27-footer with three seconds left to secure the win for the Pistons.

Ish Smith added 15 points for the Pistons, Tobias Harris had 13 and Reggie Jackson scored 12.

Westbrook led the Thunder with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Carmelo Anthony had 20 points and Paul George 16.