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Oklahoma City 108, Detroit 101
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, February 7, 2020
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials: #4 Sean Wright, #11 Derrick Collins, #43 Matt Myers
Attendance: 18203

Chris Paul scored 22 points to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 108-101 home win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

The Thunder led for much of the game but never could stretch the margin to double digits before Detroit made a push early in the third quarter to come back and tie the score at 57.

Oklahoma City then scored nine consecutive points quickly to ignite a 19-6 run overall and grab control.

Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored six points each during that stretch, which lasted until two minutes remained in the quarter.

The Pistons made a push in the fourth, cutting the deficit to four in the final three minutes, but the game never got any closer.

Oklahoma City stretched its winning streak to four games and has won nine of its past 10.

Detroit has lost seven of its past nine.

Gilgeous-Alexander scored 21 points for the Thunder while Danilo Gallinari added 19, Dennis Schroder 18 and Steven Adams 16.

Oklahoma City shot 51.3 percent from the field, the seventh time in the past 13 games that the Thunder has shot better than 50 percent from the field, even though they hit just 21.7 percent from behind the 3-point arc.

Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 28 points.

Christian Wood made the most of his first start since early January and only his second start of the season, producing 27 points, one off his career high.

Wood moved into the starting lineup in part due to the Thursday trade that sent big man Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Drummond was the second-leading rebounder in Pistons history, but at least for one night, Wood capably filled in. Wood also led Detroit with 12 boards.

Wood was 10 of 18 from the field and 3 of 6 from 3-point range.

John Henson and Brandon Knight, the two players the Pistons acquired in the Drummond trade, were not available Friday night.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   Oklahoma City
Reggie Jackson 28 Scoring Chris Paul 22
Tony Snell 5 Assists Chris Paul 7
Christian Wood 12 Rebounds Danilo Gallinari 9
Christian Wood 4 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 7
Bruce Brown 5 Steals Nerlens Noel 2
Bruce Brown 1 Blocks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 101 42.7 11-38 14-19 19 37 1 7 11
Oklahoma City 108 51.3 5-23 25-30 21 42 6 4 12
Upcoming Games
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Boston. The Thunder have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .619 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against New York. The Pistons have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .441 after a loss.