PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons didn’t need a 3-pointer, and they didn’t call for one. However, coach Stan Van Gundy sure was glad Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took it.
Caldwell-Pope hit a 3 with 9.4 seconds left and the Pistons outlasted the Portland Trail Blazers 125-124 in double-overtime Sunday night in a game postponed a day because of a winter storm.
“I’m damn glad it was a 3, to be quite honest” Van Gundy said. “I wasn’t looking forward to another overtime.”
Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 31 points, Andre Drummond had 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Caldwell-Pope finished with 26 points. The Pistons have won two straight for the first time since Dec. 2.
Drummond logged a game-high 52 minutes while Caldwell-Pope and Jackson each played over 47 minutes.
“I feel like I played three hours,” Jackson said.
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