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NBA: Bojan Bogdanovic, Pistons stun Mavericks

/ 12:33 PM December 02, 2022
Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks passes around Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Detroit Pistons during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on December 01, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks passes around Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Detroit Pistons during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on December 01, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP 

Bojan Bogdanovic poured in 30 points, Killian Hayes hit two pivotal 3-pointers in overtime and the host Detroit Pistons downed the Dallas Mavericks 131-125 on Thursday night.

Hayes finished with 22 points and eight assists as Detroit ended a three-game losing streak. Marvin Bagley III supplied 19 points and 13 rebounds and Jaden Ivey contributed 16 points and six assists.

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Luka Doncic’s 35 points and 10 assists led Dallas. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 26 points and Christian Wood had 25 points and eight rebounds.

Ivey drained a 3-point shot with two minutes left in overtime to give Detroit a 125-123 lead. After a Wood dunk, Hayes hit a 3-pointer. Hardaway misfired from deep, and Hayes then fired another long ball from the wing to clinch it.

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Doncic scored 14 first-quarter points as the first quarter ended in a 36-36 tie. Doncic made a 3-pointer with two minutes left in the half to give Dallas a 60-54 lead. Detroit scored the last seven points of the half to take a 61-60 halftime advantage.

Doncic drained back-to-back 3-pointers sandwiching a Pistons turnover to give his team a 73-70 lead.

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The Pistons scored the next eight points and after Dallas caught up again, Bogdanovic went on a personal 8-0 run to give his club an 86-80 lead.

That advantage swelled to 12 points later in the quarter and Detroit carried a 99-89 lead into the fourth.

It didn’t last long, as the Mavs began the quarter on a 15-4 run.

Dallas then went cold for more than 4 1/2 minutes while the Pistons reeled off 10 unanswered points for a 113-104 lead. Hayes capped it off with a pair of jumpers.

After Wood dunked to end the Mavs’ drought, Hayes hit another mid-range shot.

Doncic missed two free throws with a minute left, but the Mavs got the rebound and he buried a 3-pointer to cut the Pistons’ lead to two. After an Alec Burks miss, Reggie Bullock made a layup to knot the score at 117-apiece with 23 seconds left. Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart then missed a 3-point try, forcing overtime.

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