HOUSTON (AP) — Jerami Grant scored a season-high 35 points to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 112-104 on Wednesday night in a matchup of two of the worst teams in the NBA.
Grant shot 12 of 23 from the field, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range.
Detroit improved to 2-8, and Houston dropped to 1-10.
The meeting was the first between the top two picks in the July draft. Cade Cunningham, Detroit’s choice as the No. 1 pick, had 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting.
Houston’s Jalen Green, the No. 2 pick, had 23 points on 8-of-20 shooting, marking his third time scoring 20-plus points this season.
Christian Wood had 20 points and 9 rebounds for Houston, while Kevin Porter Jr. had 18 points while recording 14 free throws.
The Rockets will next face Portland at home on Friday night.