Nets cruise past misfiring Pistons, 103-75

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 points as the Brooklyn Nets seized control late in the first half and claimed the head-to-head tiebreaker with the visiting Detroit Pistons with a lopsided 103-75 win Monday night.In the final game before a season-long seven-game road trip that starts Wednesday in Oklahoma City, the Nets won their fourth straight.Brooklyn (36-33) won two of three meetings with Detroit (34-32) to get the tiebreaker. The Nets moved one-half game ahead of the Pistons, who had their five-game winning streak stopped.Brooklyn led for the final 45:26. The Nets gained control by making 11 of 13 shots in a 28-8 burst over the final 6:28 of the first half, ballooning a 33-27 lead into a 61-35 halftime advantage.During the decisive run, Dinwiddie scored 10 points by hitting two free throws, converting a three-point play, getting a floater and hitting a 3-pointer.The Nets never led by fewer than 18 the rest of the way and were up by as many as 31.Allen Crabbe added 14 for the Nets, who shot 49.4 percent. Rookie Rodions Kurucs added 13 points and also effectively helped defend Blake Griffin, who finished with 10 points on 1-of-10 shooting.Joe Harris and Caris LeVert contributed 12 points while Jarrett Allen and D’Angelo Russell added 11 apiece.

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