Caldwell-Pope Scores 31 Points, Pistons Beat Celtics 119-116

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 31 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 119-116 Wednesday night.

Evan Turner hit a short jumper with 19.3 seconds left and was fouled by Marcus Morris. He made the free throw, pulling Boston within 114-113.

Morris was fouled and made both shots, and after Jonas Jerebko missed an open layup at the other end, Caldwell-Pope made it a five-point game with two free throws. Isaiah Thomas hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left, matching his career high of 38 points, and then Reggie Jackson made one of two free throws.

Boston, though, was out of timeouts, and Jared Sullinger’s baseball heave from 80 feet wasn’t close.

Jackson finished with 23 points, including 14 in the third quarter. Andre Drummond had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Sullinger had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Boston.

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