Kyrie Irving scores 45 points, Nets beat Pistons in OT

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DETROIT (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 17 of his 45 points in the third quarter to overcome a double-digit deficit and the Brooklyn Nets went on to beat the Detroit Pistons 121-111 in overtime Saturday night.

The franchises are among many sub-.500 teams in the Eastern Conference, likely vying for the last two spots in the playoffs. Irving made free throws early in the extra period to put Brooklyn ahead and end a five-game losing streak.

Derrick Rose had 27 points for Detroit, scoring more than 20 for the 12th straight game to extend his career high.

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