Detroit went on a 7-0 run in the final minute of the half, getting a three-pointer by Brandon Knight, a layup by Kyle Singler and two free throws by Charlie Villanueva helped decrease Brooklyn's lead to 10 before Deron Williams pushed it back up to 12 with a layup just before the halftime buzzer.
The Pistons led 25-23 after the first quarter and received a good effort from rookie Andre Drummond off the bench. Drummond had four points, five rebounds (four on the offensive glass) and a block in eight minutes of action. Knight leads the Pistons with nine points and two assists and Rodney Stuckey scored eight points off the bench.
Gerald Wallace has 15 points for Brooklyn and Joe Johnson scored 14. Both shot 6 for 8 in the half.