Mavericks 125, Pistons 131: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Mavericks 125, Pistons 131: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Mavericks 125, Pistons 131: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Dallas Mavericks (10-11) play against the Detroit Pistons (18-18) at Little Caesars Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Thursday December 1, 2022

Dallas Mavericks 125, Detroit Pistons 131 (Final/OT)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Marvin Bagley III is now 4-1 in games against Luka Doncic pic.twitter.com/mRgMBygBDn12:48 AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavericks’ formula for losing strikes again in OT loss to Cade Cunningham-less Pistons dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…11:25 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
The Pistons scored a season-high 131 points in tonight’s overtime victory against Dallas, their first overtime game of the season.
Detroit made a season-high 19 3-pointers and out-rebounded the Mavericks by a season-high 22 (52-30). – 11:15 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Marvin Bagley III tied his season high with 19 points and set a season high with 13 rebounds tonight against Dallas.
He has three double-doubles in his last four games and has scored in double-figures in each of the last eight games. – 11:10 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Loss aside, former Piston Christian Wood enjoyed catching up with head coach Dwane Casey after the game: “He said he wants a little bit of my contract money. – 11:08 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
After Mavs missed more free throws (15) than they made (14) on 29 attempts tonight:
Christian Wood: “That’s inexcusable.”
Tim Hardaway Jr.: “I mean, if we make more than half of that, we wouldn’t be in here feeling down.” – 11:05 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points (10-14 FG, 5-6 3FG) tonight against Dallas, his second-highest scoring total of the season (33 vs ATL, 10/26).
He also recorded his 1,000th career assist on an Isaiah Stewart 3-pointer in the first quarter. – 11:00 PM
Larry Lage @LarryLage
QB Cade McNamara leaving Michigan, transferring to Iowa apnews.com/article/6d9506…10:57 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Killian Hayes scored season-high 22 points tonight against the Mavericks, including back-to-back three-pointers that put Detroit up by six (131-125) in OT.
Hayes is averaging 13.0 points, 7.3 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting .467 FG% and .419 3FG% over his last eight games. – 10:53 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
That’s a hell of a win for Bobby Hurley. Down 15 at half, without Frankie Collins, with Marcus Bagley suspended and probably tweeting, Arizona State comes back and beats Colorado on the road.
Now 7-1 overall. – 10:50 PM
Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Good God losing to the Pistons hurts.
Way too many bad losses about a quarter way through.
A great poet once said that frustration is frustrating
I agree.
Boo – 10:36 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
#Pistons Web Editor @Keith_Langlois shares his observations following our electrifying win in OT.
🔗: nba.com/pistons/news/h…10:17 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Detroit Wins | 12.1.22 – 10:17 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Give the Pistons kids (especially Hayes and Ivey) credit. But it’s almost impossible to lose when you shoot 53% and make 19 3ptrs. And yet somehow the Mavs did. 3 of last 4 losses (BOS, MIL, DET) they’ve shot 50% – 10:16 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
luka doncic mood check 2.0 pic.twitter.com/pDszWG1a8y10:13 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
#Pistons Web Editor @Keith_Langlois shares his observations following our electrifying win in OT tonight.
🔗: nba.com/pistons/news/h…10:07 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Killian Hayes just had the best game of his career:
22 points on 13 shots
8 assists to 2 turnovers
Multiple clutch plays in a Pistons win. Now over his last 13 games he’s averaging:
12.1 points (37.5 3PT%)
5.9 assists (1.8 turnovers)
All Hayes needs is his scoring to sustain. pic.twitter.com/lgYpRuaP8T10:04 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
The Mavs hadn’t shot below 50% from the foul line on more than 20 FT attempts in a game since at least 2000.
Until tonight’s 14 of 29 (48.3%) in loss to Pistons. – 10:03 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey: “The guy I’m proud of is Killian Hayes. He made some big shots, big plays, big passes. Defensively he was active in our blitzes. Really proud of the way he played and bounced back.” – 10:03 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dwane Casey: “Bogey does what he does. We know who Bogey is the. The Euro basketball is something he takes pride in. … The guy Im proud of is Killian Hayes.” Said he literally did everything right. – 10:03 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Final in Detroit.
@Chime | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/jBkJcSUR1s9:57 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Asked Killian Hayes about the confidence to believe that things would eventually turn around for him: “When I wasn’t shooting well, I would always say, ‘Next one. I got it the next one.'” Said it’s a mindset he has slowly adopted since being in the league. – 9:56 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes: “It feels good to be on the side where things keep working for you.” – 9:53 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Those back-to-back 3s in OT by Killian Hayes made me cry tears of joy – 9:53 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes: “Seeing the first one go in felt good. They were switching me into one-on-one matchups.” – 9:52 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Hayes has been Killian it recently for Detroit send tweet – 9:51 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
DEEEEETROIT BASKETBALLLL GOT THE W ‼️
🔹@Bojan Bogdanovic: 30 PTS / 4 REB / 4 AST / 10-14 FG
🔹@Killian Hayes: 22 PTS / 8 AST / 4 REB
🔹@Marvin Bagley: 19 PTS / 13 REB / 1 STL pic.twitter.com/QAG4hAXJxl9:48 PM

NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Killian Hayes hit the dagger in OT for the Pistons 🗡️ pic.twitter.com/r1L3k9QI3c9:46 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs have now dropped games to 6-18 Detroit, 5-17 Orlando, 5-16 Houston and 9-13 OKC. – 9:45 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Pistons drop Christian Wood and the Mavs in OT. Rockets now #2 in the Lottery Race behind Orlando with Detroit’s win. – 9:45 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Final OT: #Pistons 131, Mavericks 125.
Killian Hayes finishes with 22 points, 5 assists and 8 assists, including back-to-back 3s to seal Detroit’s most impressive win of the season.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 30 points.
Luka Doncic had 35 pts, 5 rebs and 10 asts. – 9:45 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
FINAL (OT): Pistons 131, Mavericks 125. This was the Killian Hayes game, as the third-year guard scored 14 of his 22 points in the 4th and OT to close out a tough win. Including two huge game-winning 3’s. Whew.
Bogdanovic: 30 points
Hayes: 22 points, 8 assists – 9:44 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
It’s a final: Pistons 131, Mavs 125 in overtime. Luka had 35-5-10, Tim had 26-5, Wood had 25-8 and Maxi scored 10 pts. Mavs are 10-11 and will play the Knicks in New York on Saturday. – 9:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
FINAL: Pistons 131, Mavs 125 in OT. Pistons get their sixth win of the season, something they didn’t do until Jan. 1 last year.
Just a special performance from Killian Hayes to close this one. He scored 14 of his 22 points in the 4Q and OT to close this one out for Detroit. – 9:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Just a confident performance from a young man who hasn’t always had that early in his career.
Special stuff from Killian Hayes tonight. – 9:42 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Killian Hayes is out here going toe to toe with Luka Doncic and the Mavericks in overtime. 2 huge triples for him in this extra session. – 9:42 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
killian hayes woke up this morning and chose immortality – 9:42 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
KILLIAN SAID LUKA WHO – 9:41 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
KILLIAN HAYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – 9:41 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Killian Hayes. Back-to-back 3s to give Detroit a 131-125 lead over the Mavs with 41.6 seconds left. Wow. – 9:41 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
BACK-TO-BACK THREES FROM KILLIAN HAYES🔥 – 9:41 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Killian Hayes though!!! – 9:41 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
KILLIAN HAYES IS BUSTING DALLAS’ ASS RIGHT NOW … WITH JUMPERS – 9:41 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Killian Hayes having the game of his life – 9:40 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian just pulled up from 3 to give the Pistons a 128-125 lead. This is the best performance of his career and it’s not close – 9:40 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
35 for Doncic, 26 by Hardaway, 25 by Wood. Most nights, having 3 25-point scorers is more than enough, but these are the Mavericks. – 9:40 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes just stepped into a 3, in someone’s grill. This place is losing it.
Build the statue. – 9:40 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
A triple by Jaden Ivey gives the Pistons a 125-123 lead with 1:59 left in overtime. – 9:37 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Ivey gets a tough layup to fall, and then a 3. Big plays by the rookie to give the Pistons a 125-123 lead with 1:59 to play in OT – 9:37 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Ivey made up for that missed 3 late in the 4Q. Steps into that one and drills it.
Pistons lead by two with 1:59 left. – 9:37 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
killian hayes is about to have luka futzing around on the trade machine tonight pic.twitter.com/x5tndKxbwu9:36 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons are blitzing Luka here. If they’re going to lose, it’ll be because someone else hit sho – 9:36 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Killian Hayes, Jerami Grant, Kyle Kuzma and probably others who don’t immediately come to mind have looked like All-Stars against Dallas. – 9:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons picked a bad time to not get every rebound. – 9:33 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
This is the first Dallas lead since it was 80-78. – 9:32 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian is carrying the Pistons – 9:32 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
More 🏀 in Detroit – 9:31 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
We’re going into OT👀
#Pistons9:29 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
We’re going into OT👀 – 9:29 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs scored 8 unanswered points in the last 1:30 to tie the game at 117 and force OT vs. the Pistons.
Is it still considered free basketball if no one really wanted it? – 9:29 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
End of regulation: #Pistons 117, #Mavericks 117.
Stewart misses the go-ahead 3 and we’re going to overtime. – 9:29 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
here is killian hayes *skewering* the mavs pic.twitter.com/wFWJ7hPB1W9:28 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons 117, Mavericks 117. Free basketball! – 9:28 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Now it comes down to Mavs making a stop, something they’ve struggled to do all night. Detroit is shooting 54.1%.
Can Dallas pull out a win despite shooting a horrid 14-of-29 on free-throws, or will that bite them in the rear? – 9:27 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Tie game at 117. Pistons ball. 22.6 seconds left. – 9:27 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons bring in Saddiq for the final play, along with Bogey, Stewart, Burks and Hayes – 9:27 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
The one time Detroit doesn’t get a rebound in this game… low-key story of the season so far. – 9:27 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Luka goes 0-2 at the line, but Mavs get the offensive rebound and Luka hits a 3. Bullock gets a layup next possession. 8-0 Dallas run ties the game at 117 with 22.6 seconds left. Pistons should have the final possession – 9:26 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
REGGIE 🔄🔄 – 9:26 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
Luka Doncic is a human Elam ending. – 9:26 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
What a choke by Detroit. Wow. – 9:25 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
…and here we go. Mavs tie it up with 22.6 seconds left.
Pistons ball. – 9:25 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Luka 😂😂😂😂😂😂 – 9:25 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Luka misses both free throws. Mavs get rebound. Luka 3 – 9:24 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Hardaway’s in such a great rhythm, but the Mavs are in dire need of some stops. – 9:23 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Ivey with a turnover and bad 3 there. Pistons’ lead down to five with Luka at the line and 1:00 left. – 9:23 PM
Matt Dery @DerySpeaks
Rough night for the Killian Hayes haters. #Pistons9:23 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes. Closer. – 9:21 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Killian Hayes is saving his NBA career this season – 9:20 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Hayes hits a couple of midrange jumpers to extend Detroit’s run to 10-0, and lead to 113-104. Wood gets a dunk on the other end to break Detroit’s run.
Pistons 113, Mavs 106 with 3:10 to play – 9:19 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes closing this one out with saucy mid-range jumpers?? – 9:19 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Luka came off the bench cold. Pistons up 7 with the ball. 3:57 left. – 9:18 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Jalen Duren is mad at the rim😡 pic.twitter.com/QUGzt5GnHc9:15 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons are following up great defensive effort and hustle with some bad offensive decisions.
Stew faked a hand-off into a contested post up. Bagley took a step-back 3 in semi-transition.
Casey calls a timeout. – 9:15 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons 109, Mavs 104 with 4:41 to play. Dallas used a 17-4 run to take the lead, but Detroit responded with a 6-0 run – 9:14 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
The Pistons lead 109-104 with 4:41 left in the game. – 9:14 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley doesn’t miss around the rim. – 9:13 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons have a three-point lead with Luka checking back in.
All Detroit’s starters are in.
6:12 left. – 9:12 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Mavs are on a 17-4 run and just took a 104-103 lead. Killian and Bagley just checked back in. Luka still on the bench. – 9:10 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Cory Joseph is made out of titanium, apparently – 9:08 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Refs are now reviewing that offensive foul on CoJo.
Pistons lead by three with 8:38 left. – 9:07 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Kidd wins the challenge. Burks won’t go to the line. Jump-ball. – 9:05 PM
Vincent Ellis @AlabamaScribe56
Figured the #Pistons would be OK tonight. Not good enough not to have relatively routine thumpings, but they have been better recently. – 9:02 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons should just play Hack-the-Mavs for the final 10:39.
They’re 14-27 from the line. – 9:01 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Detroit is 5-18 and averages 109 points per game.
Through 3 quarters the Pistons have 99 points and are shooting 56.9%. Mavericks defense? What defense? – 8:57 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📊Q3📊
🔹@Bojan Bogdanovic: 28 PTS / 3 REB / 9-12 FG
🔹@Marvin Bagley: 12 PTS / 6 REB / 1 STL
🔹@Jaden Ivey: 11 PTS / 5 AST pic.twitter.com/FbwfvE9aMI8:57 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
The game will likely be decided here at start the 4Q. Pistons hold a 10-point lead and Luka will probably begin on the bench. – 8:57 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Pistons lead 99-80 after the third quarter. Luka has 28-4-8, Tim has 18 pts, Wood has 13-5, Maxi has 10 pts. – 8:56 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 3: Pistons 99, Mavericks 89. Detroit’s still red hot — 56.9% overall and 12-24 from 3. Only real blight is their 13-20 mark at the line. Mavericks are 12-24 at the line.
Bogdanovic: 28 points
Bagley: 12 points, 6 rebounds
Ivey: 11 points, 5 assists
Burks: 10 points – 8:56 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
End of the 3rd quarter: #Pistons 99, #Mavs 89.
Bogdanovic: 28 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts
Bagley: 12 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts
Ivey: 11 pts, 2 rebs, 5 asts – 8:55 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 3Q: Pistons 99, Mavs 89
Detroit has four players with double-figure scoring, and three more with eight-or-more points.
Bogey has 28 points on 9-of-12 shooting – 8:55 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Win or lose, good, much-needed showing for the Pistons as the only NBA game on tonight. – 8:54 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Nice bounce-back game for Burks after going scoreless on Tuesday. 10 points, 6 rebounds in 15 minutes so far – 8:54 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
The Mavericks are 12-of-24 from the free throw line. – 8:54 PM
Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Great write-up. Don’t miss the show Sunday night at the Cambridge Room – @HOBDallas
Dallas jazz fusion group Wasafiri pushes the sonic boundaries shar.es/afjMLz8:53 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks are going to either have a great comeback win or another one of those games they will rue for the entire season. – 8:51 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons have a double-digit lead. This hasn’t happened often this season – 8:51 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Good thing for Detroit is that it’s playing a team that is atrocious from the line. Mavs are 11-22, offsetting the Pistons’ 11-16. – 8:48 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bogey is cooking with a game-high 28 points (Luka also has 28).
Pistons lead Dallas by 7 with 2:44 left. – 8:45 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bogey has Detroit’s last nine points, all 3’s. He’s up to 28 points on the night – 8:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bogey is just older Luka. – 8:43 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
We’ve seen some weirdness this season. FT by Reggie Bullock that has been nullified and was retaken (and made) by Hardaway (as part of a bizarre 5-point play). Couple weeks ago it was replayed final 2 seconds after halftime of game against Denver, with Nuggets sinking 53-footer. – 8:41 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Stew has just played fantastic basketball today. That kick-out to Bogey under the rim was the right play.
Pistons up 3. – 8:39 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Officials just wiped out Reggie Bullock’s free throw because he didn’t check into the game before that.
So Tim Hardaway Jr. re-did it, and also made it.
The amount of weird officiating that’s happened in the Mavs last few games… – 8:39 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bullock’s free throw will be taken away because he wasn’t supposed to be in the game. Hardaway is now taking it. This happened like two minutes ago.
Never seen this before. – 8:38 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic is playing like he want to sit the fourth quarter of a blowout. The rest of the Mavs … eh. – 8:34 PM
Madeline Kenney @madkenney
The NBA fined Draymond Green $25,000 for “directing obscene language toward a fan” in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s loss to the Mavericks. – 8:33 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Stew is having a good start to the quarter. Just got ran off the 3-point line, made a hard drive and finished.
Pistons up 3.
He’s a point away from a double-double. – 8:30 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons are withstanding a heater from Luka, who has 28 points not even midway through the 3rd – 8:29 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
With his season-best sixth 3-pointer in this game, Luka Doncic (7,626 career points) has passed Brad Davis (7,623) for seventh on the Mavs’ all-time scoring list. – 8:29 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Luka is heating up – 8:28 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
I really just like Isaiah Stewart’s fit as the four. He makes good decisions most of the time, is shooting at a high clips, is cleaning up the glass. He’ll get more comfortable when run off the line with more reps. – 8:28 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons are out rebounding the Mavs by 14 so far. Stewart and Bagley have combined for 10. – 8:24 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Everybody knows how bad rebounding eats at me. Mavericks getting blasted on the boards 24-13. Yes, they are shooting well, but they also are allowing the Pistons to shoot it great. Sloppy defense and bad rebounding are a bad combo. Mavs trail 61-60 at the half. – 8:21 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs again struggling with a bad team. Despite Luka’s 20 (His 12th 20+ half, 9 of them in 1st) and shooting 51%, they trail DET 61-60, Pistons shooting 57.5%. Mavs trying to end 5 game road losing streak. DET trying to snap 4 game home losing streak. 2nd half soon @971TheFreak8:17 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Halftime in Detroit.
@Lexus | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/wGVwdfiCjb8:10 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📊 Q2 📊
🔹@Bojan Bogdanovic: 12 PTS / 3 REB / 4-6 FG
🔹@Marvin Bagley: 10 PTS / 4 REB / 1 STL
🔹@Jaden Ivey: 9 PTS / 3 AST pic.twitter.com/XGm3p3N7CJ8:09 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Halftime: Pistons 61, Mavericks 60. Detroit’s shooting 57.5% overall (23-40) and 50% from 3 (6-12). Strong first half.
Bogdanovic: 12 points
Bagley: 10 points
Ivey: 9 points
Duren: 7 points – 8:09 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons have thrown three or four different looks at Luka this half. Switch, drop, zone and double team.
Pistons lead by one going into halftime.
Bogey: 12 points
Bagley: 10 points
Ivey: 9 points
Duren: 7 points – 8:08 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Pistons lead 61-60 at the half. Luka has 20 pts. – 8:08 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Stop me if you’ve heard something like this before… Mavs trail the Cade Cunningham-less Pistons 61-60 at halftime. – 8:08 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Halftime: #Pistons 61, #Mavs 60.
Bogdanovic: 12 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts
Bagley: 10 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts
Ivey: 9 pts, 3 asts – 8:08 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka has 20 pts. This is the 9th time he’s scored 20 or more points in the first half this season, and the 10th time he’s scored 20 or more points in any half this season. – 8:05 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
There’s a trampoline dunking crew performing during this break, and I’m not certain that Josh Green couldn’t jump higher without the aid of springs. – 8:03 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Pistons trail 60-56 with 1:15 left in the first half. – 8:02 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
lmaooo Luka just said some not nice words to a fan near me. The fan deserved it. – 8:02 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Doncic just said something to some fans sitting courtside after he nailed that last 3 over Bagley. – 8:01 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Burks checks in for Killian, who has three fouls. – 7:59 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons from 3: 6-10
Pistons at the line: 6-10 – 7:56 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Death, taxes and Pistons shooting under 70 percent from the free-throw line.
6-10 to start this one. – 7:54 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Luka Doncic is about to check back in after a long stint on the bench. – 7:53 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Really nice pass from Ivey there, finding Burks cutting for a layup. Ivey’s playing like he missed basketball. Nine points, 3 assists in nine minutes so far – 7:49 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
The rookie connection is alive and well‼️
@Jaden Ivey ➡️ @Jalen Duren pic.twitter.com/Oj2pmohQLL7:45 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
1️⃣4️⃣ points for @Luka Doncic 🔥
Just getting started. pic.twitter.com/HrvBQaw36P7:42 PM

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
End of the 1st quarter: #Pistons 36, #Mavs 36.
Bogdanovic: 9 pts, 1 ast
Livers: 6 pts (left game with right shoulder sprain)
Hayes: 4 pts, 3 asts
Bagley: 4 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast
Ivey: 4 pts, 2 asts
Duren: 4 pts – 7:37 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavericks look a whole lot better on offense the past three games, but defensively they’ve taken a step backward: 70 first-half points by Boston, 73 first-half points by Milwaukee and tonight 36 first-quarter points by the Pistons. – 7:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Isaiah Livers is out with a right shoulder sprain, Pistons announce – 7:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Pistons 36, Mavericks 36. Detroit shot 14-20 overall, 5-7 from 3. Dallas shot 14-21, 6-11 from 3. Energetic game so far.
Bogdanovic: 9 points
Hayes: 4 points, 3 assists
Ivey: 4 points, 2 assists
Stewart: 3 points, 4 rebounds – 7:35 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Mavs and Pistons are all tied up at 36 after the first quarter. Luka has 14-2-5. Tim has 9 on 3-of-4 3’s. – 7:35 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Good: Luka Doncic accounted for 76.5% of Mavs’ scoring in the 1st quarter (14 points, 5 assists for 12 more points).
Bad: Mavs are tied with the Pistons at 36 after Q1. – 7:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 1Q: Pistons 36, Mavs 36.
Offense is fun.
Bogdanovic: 9 points
Livers, who is ruled out for the rest of the game with a right shoulder sprain, had 6. – 7:35 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Pistons say Isaiah Livers (right shoulder sprain) will not return. – 7:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons say Isaiah Livers will not return with a right shoulder sprain. – 7:34 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Isaiah Livers (right shoulder sprain) will not return. – 7:34 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Detroit is really working this Dallas zone early on. Ivey having a fun time breaking it down. – 7:34 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
The Pistons take a 28-27 lead over the Mavs with 3:23 left in the first quarter.
Detroit is 5-of-6 from 3. Dallas is 6-of-9. – 7:27 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
This is a shootout. Pistons and Mavs are both shooting over 65 percent from the field and 65 percent from 3.
Difference: Pistons have taken and made two more free throws.
Detroit leads by one with 3:23 left in the 1Q. – 7:27 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
There’s something about that spot 👀 pic.twitter.com/nAhhSYxoVo7:27 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Looked like Livers was grabbing toward his right shoulder on that last possession before subbing out. Bey checked in for him – 7:25 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic 13, Hardaway 9. Again I ask: Who are these Mavs? – 7:25 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Looks like Isaiah Livers’ shoulder might have popped out. He played through the possession, but sprinted off the floor after the foul. He’s in the locker room. – 7:25 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons are 5-5 from 3. Mavs are 6-7 from 3. We have a shootout – 7:23 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Detroit and Dallas are a combined 10-11 from 3. … Pistons haven’t missed from 3. – 7:23 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka has three 3’s and Tim has 2. Mavs up 20-14. – 7:22 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Mavs finally miss a 3, but Detroit gets a foul on the rebound attempts. – 7:22 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Doncic makes a tough 3 over the outstretched arm of Stewart. Livers comes back down on the other end and drains a triple of his own. – 7:22 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Mavs 17, Pistons 13 with 7:37 on the clock. Luka has a quick 8 points and 2 assists – 7:18 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Mavs 17, Pistons 13. Good game to start so far.
Dallas is 4/4 from 3, though. – 7:18 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
The #Pistons trail 17-13 at the 7:37 mark of the first quarter. – 7:18 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Doncic has 8 early points here in the first quarter. – 7:15 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Nice wrinkle: Pistons went zone that last possession. Had Stewart up top. He disrupted and blocked a drive. – 7:14 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Stewart and Bagley are the new splash bros – 7:13 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley and Stewart are the best 3-point shooting front court combo in the league.
My column: – 7:13 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
This game is — and I cannot stress this enough — *in* Detroit.
Luka Doncic moved over to two other sections to sign for fans after this, too. pic.twitter.com/j2OGCabAP07:11 PM

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Stewart gets the Pistons on the board with his first 3 of the game. – 7:11 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Isaiah Stewart picks up where he left off Tuesday, hits a 3 for Detroit’s first bucket of the night – 7:11 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Here. We. Go. – 7:10 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
NEWS: @Minnesota Timberwolves transfer center Luka Garza and guard A.J. Lawson to G League affiliate @iawolves. – 7:10 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Pistons starters: Hayes, Livers, Bogdanovic, Stewart and Bagley III.
Ivey in the second unit with Bey and Burks will be interesting. – 6:56 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jalen Duren has the pregame playlist. “Many Men” is playing, and I’m very surprised how many players are rapping every word.
80 percent of the team wasn’t born when this came out. – 6:52 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Mavs star Luka Doncic sinks one final shot before he goes back to the locker room. He made a half court shot right before this. pic.twitter.com/50RhXNrbaM6:47 PM

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Mavs star Luka Doncic sinks one final shot before he goes back to the locker room. He had just made a half court shot right before this. pic.twitter.com/4oFGMt7p6d6:44 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Don’t know if the Mavs win their second road game of the season tonight, but they’re already doing one thing right: I’ve seen at least one player, three assistants and one exec getting food in the media dining room.
The Pistons don’t mess around with that spread. – 6:42 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons starters: Hayes, Livers, Bogdanovic, Stewart and Bagley. Looks like Ivey, who has missed the last few games with a knee injury, will make his return off the bench (I’m sure it’s a one-time thing. Pistons don’t play again until Sunday) – 6:40 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Same starting 5 for the Pistons: Hayes, Livers, Bogdanovic, Bagley and Stewart. Jaden Ivey is active. – 6:39 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Hardaway, DFS, Powell, Dinwiddie, Doncic
DET starters: Bogdanovic, Stewart, Bagley, Livers, Hayes
6:10 tip @971TheFreak6:37 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight ⬇️
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/zr2F8casjR6:33 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s injury report presented by @HenryFordHealth. pic.twitter.com/aS9fC1j76K6:31 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Greg St. Jean and Marko Milic are going to be real buff if they keep betting Luka Doncic push-ups for half-court makes in warm-ups. pic.twitter.com/fZDpsyJMUN6:20 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
T-minus one hour until tip-off 🗣 Here’s what @Jalen Duren is listening to get ready for the game tonight🎧🎵
Listen to Jalen’s playlist on your very own @AltecLansing speaker. Enter to win one now: https://t.co/FfIchvyijD pic.twitter.com/RHJy51if2W6:00 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After the Warriors couldn’t hold on in a battle against Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, NBA Twitter hit social media with reactions. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…6:00 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd on Detroit-raised rookie Jaden Hardy: “Hardy’s playing extremely well in the G League. We hope on this road trip we can find some time for him to get on the floor. Hope that presents sooner than later, but he’s with us this week, and we’ll see how the schedule [goes].” – 5:57 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd said “everybody’s good to go” tonight vs. Pistons.
Kemba Walker too? “No, no. No.”
Timeline on Kemba? “We’ll see how he feels after today’s workout, and then we’ll practice tomorrow in New York, and we’ll see how that goes.” – 5:45 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Dwane Casey says Jaden Ivey should be good to return tonight after missing the last three games due to right knee soreness. – 5:35 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
After being listed as questionable earlier today, Christian Wood (non-Covid illness) is available tonight for Mavs at Pistons. 6p, BSSW – 5:31 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Pistons coach Dwane Casey on defending Luka Doncic tonight: “All hands on deck, and then some. … Keep our fingers crossed and our toes crossed.”
Called Luka on offense “one of the best, ever” and said he’s between Luka and Jayson Tatum as his MVP pick so far. – 5:28 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Pistons coach Dwane Casey on defending Luka Doncic tonight: “All hands on deck, and then some. … Keep our fingers crossed and our toes crossed.”
Called Luka on offense “one of the best, ever” and said he’s between Luka and Jayson Tatum would be his MVP pick so far. – 5:25 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said Luka is one of the best offensive players in the league, and ever. “The league is so blessed right now with so many great players … I’ve been in it 30-something years and it’s one of the most talented leagues, top to bottom, that I’ve seen in a long time. – 5:25 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey called Luka Doncic one of the best offensive players in the game today and ever. – 5:23 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Mavericks say Christian Wood (non-Covid illness) will be available to play in tonight’s game at Detroit after earlier being listed as questionable.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com5:12 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Wemby to the Pistons? 👀
Our 2023 NBA mock draft is now up on @ESPNPlus ➡️ https://t.co/rANJCts2oF pic.twitter.com/sbTXAlaFr84:23 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1991, Isiah Thomas scored a game-high 22 points in a win over the Rockets. He became the Pistons’ all-time scoring leader, a record he still holds.
He’s also the franchise’s career leader in MIN, FGM, FGA, FTM, FTA, AST, and STL.
More: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes…3:37 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The next 5 games are definitely “swing” games for Denver’s reputation.
12/2 @ ATL
12/4 @ NOP
12/6 vs DAL
12/8 @ POR
12/10 vs UTA
They’re 14-7 and have played mostly bad teams. Good teams go about .500 here. Great teams go 4-1 or 5-0.
We will learn a lot. – 2:25 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
This won’t go over well with Central Florida Dolphins fans: The Fox affiliate in Orlando requested, and was granted, a switch from Eagles-Titans to Detroit-Jacksonville. San Diego was granted a switch to Fins game. So 25 % of country get Dolphins-49ers on Sunday on Fox. – 2:12 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
PBT Podcast: Timberwolves without KAT, get Luka some help nba.nbcsports.com/2022/12/01/pbt…1:58 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith Jr., Keegan Murray, Jaden Ivey, Bennedict Mathurin, Shaedon Sharpe, Dyson Daniels, Jalen Williams, Andrew Nembhard: @David Thorpe is watching rookies. Subscribe to TrueHoop now to read his complete thoughts: truehoop.com/p/david-thorpe…1:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons head coach Dwane Casey to host a Very Merry Casey Christmas this weekend pic.twitter.com/9q0xA19a0V1:07 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
New Power Rankings Notebook…
▪️ December schedules, feat. tough slates for the Lakers & Pacers.
▪️ On-off leaders w/ early returns on the Warriors’ rotation change.
▪️ Usage vs. possession, feat. Giannis vs. Luka.
▪️ Celtics offense – Best ever?
nba.com/news/power-ran…1:00 PM

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