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Brook Lopez, Shane Larkin each score 17 as Nets beat Pistons

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) shoots against

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) shoots against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the first half of an NBA preseason game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Photo Credit: AP / Paul Sancya

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Brook Lopez and Shane Larkin each scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 93-83 in a preseason game Thursday night.

Wayne Ellington added 16 for the Nets, who had lost to Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey on Monday in their exhibition opener.

NETS: Chris Daniels, a 31-year-old rookie, hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. . Lopez grabbed nine rebounds.

PISTONS: After struggling Tuesday against Indiana, Ersan Ilyasova had 15 points and seven rebounds. . Andre Drummond had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

KEY RETURN: Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday's game with Achilles soreness and scored seven points in 29 minutes.

DAYS OFF: Joe Johnson, Jarrett Jack and Sergei Karasev did not dress for Brooklyn, due to previously scheduled rest.

FRUSTRATION: The Pistons turned the ball over 18 times in the first half, visibly angering Stan Van Gundy, but only had four in the second half.

UP NEXT: Both teams play again on Saturday. Detroit visits Milwaukee and the Nets are in Philadelphia.

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