Lopez, Larkin score 17 points apiece as Nets beat Pistons 93-83

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AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — 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.

NETS: Chris Daniels, a 31-year-old rookie, hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. . Lopez grabbed nine rebounds.

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.

DAYS OFF: Joe Johnson, Jarrett Jack and Sergei Karasev did not dress for Brooklyn, due to previously scheduled rest.

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.

UP NEXT: Both teams play again on Saturday. Detroit visits Milwaukee and the Nets are in Philadelphia.

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