A fadeaway baseline 20-footer from Brook Lopez at the buzzer lifted the Brooklyn Nets past the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

  • Brooklyn Nets 98 (14-56)
  • Detroit Pistons 96 (34-37)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Nets led through two quarters and as they usually do this season, lost that lead. In a game that came down to the final seconds, Brook Lopezs incredible corner shot secured the 98-96 win over the Detroit Pistons, a team that needs as many wins as possible to make the eighth seed into the playoffs.

In one of his more impressive games of the season. Brook Lopez scored 29 points and nailed 3-of-9 from beyond the arc. Other than Lopez, rookie Caris LeVert scored 15 points for the Nets. Detroit’s Tobias Harris lead with 24 Points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19.

The Nets (14-56) played sloppy defense as the clocked dwindle down to the final seconds. The game could have easily gone into overtime as Lopez’s winning shot was first under review, but called good seconds later. The team which has had many losses this season gathered themselves together and celebrated accordingly. A moral victory, yes, and as this season winds down, this is basically as good as it could possibly get right now.

One negative of the night was Jeremy Lin sitting out for the second straight game with an ankle injury. The Nets point guard has only played in 29 of 65 games this season. The team has looked worse without him but played well tonight and got the win.

Next up for Brooklyn will be Thursday night when they welcome the Phoenix Suns into the Barclays Center.