Backups lift Pistons to 115-103 win over Nets

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Anthony Tolliver scored all 17 of his points in the second half and Aron Baynes scored 17 of his 21 in the fourth quarter to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 115-103 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

The Pistons trailed by six in the third and were in danger of what would have been a terrible home loss, but they were eventually able to take advantage of Brook Lopez’s absence. The Brooklyn big man missed the game with a virus.

Tolliver helped turn the game around after not playing at all in the first half. He made four 3-pointers and matched his season high in scoring. Baynes, another Detroit backup, set a career high thanks to his big fourth quarter.

Thaddeus Young scored 24 points for the Nets. Brooklyn has lost eight of 10.