Pistons fall to Nets in preseason action

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Brook Lopez and Shane Larkin each scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 93-83 in a preseason game Thursday night.

Wayne Ellington added 16 for the Nets, who had lost to Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey on Monday in their exhibition opener.

PISTONS: After struggling Tuesday against Indiana, Ersan Ilyasova had 15 points and seven rebounds. . Andre Drummond had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

KEY RETURN: Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game with Achilles soreness and scored seven points in 29 minutes.

FRUSTRATION: The Pistons turned the ball over 18 times in the first half, visibly angering Stan Van Gundy, but only had four in the second half.