Kyle Kuzma's last-second 3 lifts Wizards over Pistons in OT | Inquirer Sports

Kyle Kuzma’s last-second 3 lifts Wizards over Pistons in OT

/ 03:01 PM December 09, 2021
Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards celebrates a three point basket with Bradley Beal #3 to take the lead with .06 seconds left in overtime against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 08, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan

Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards celebrates a three point basket with Bradley Beal #3 to take the lead with .06 seconds left in overtime against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 08, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP 

Kyle Kuzma made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left in overtime to give the visiting Washington Wizards a 119-116 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

Kuzma had 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Bradley Beal supplied 25 points. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 13 points and Spencer Dinwiddie chipped in 12 points and seven assists.

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Jerami Grant’s 28 points led Detroit, which lost its 10th straight. Cade Cunningham had 21 points and Frank Jackson contributed 19.

The Pistons rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final six minutes of regulation to force overtime.

Dinwiddie made a 3-pointer with 2:16 left in overtime to give his team a 114-110 lead. Cunningham then made two straight layups to tie it.

Beal and Cunningham traded baskets before Kuzma hit his corner 3-pointer off a Dinwiddie feed.

Jackson had 13 points while Cunningham and Grant added 11 apiece as the Pistons gained a 60-52 halftime lead. Detroit attempted 23 free throws and made all but one of them.

Detroit quickly gave up the lead, thanks to Caldwell-Pope. He scored 10 points in less than two minutes to tie the score at 62. Washington took the lead with 6:20 left in the quarter on a Dinwiddie layup.

The Wizards wound up outscoring the Pistons 37-26 in the quarter to gain an 89-86 edge. Beal had eight points during the quarter and Grant scored a dozen for Detroit.

Kuzma had a three-point play after an offensive rebound to extend Washington’s lead to six points. Kuzma’s 3-point field goal 40 seconds later made it 97-88.

Raul Neto’s layup with 7:13 remaining gave Washington a double-digit advantage at 101-90. After Kuzma made a turnaround shot, the Pistons caught fire.

They went on a 12-1 run, capped by a Jackson 3-pointer with 1:46 remaining.

Beal hit a jumper with 31 seconds left to nudge the Wizards’ lead to four. Isaiah Stewart answered with a layup and Beal then committed a turnover with 12.9 seconds left. Grant made two free throws with 2.3 seconds left to tie it at 106.

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