Oklahoma City Thunder's Kenrick Perkins (5) defends against a shot by Detroit Pistons' Jonas Jerebko (33), of Sweden, as Thunder's Kevin Durant, right, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Detroit.

Thunder hand Pistons 12th straight loss

Kevin Durant scored 28 points, Russell Westbrook added 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Piston.

Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Tatar (21) crashes into Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin (28), of Russia, taking him off the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

Tatar leads Red Wings past Hurricanes

Tomas Tatar scored two goals and Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and two assists, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the Carolin…

Philadelphia 76ers forward Jerami Grant (39) dunks against Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

76ers beat Pistons in overtime

Hollis Thompson’s 3-pointer in the final seconds sent the game to overtime, and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Detroit Pistons Saturda…

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) and New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) battle for position in the third period during an NHL hockey game in Detroit Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Helm leads Red Wings past Rangers

Darren Helm and the Detroit Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers and give coach Mike Babcock his 500th career victor…

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Northeastern holds off Western Michigan

Scott Eatherton scored 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting, grabbed 11 rebounds, and led Northeastern to win over Western Michigan on Saturday.

Michigan guard Caris LeVert, left, and N.J.I.T. guard Ky Howard contest for a loose ball on the floor in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

No. 17 Michigan upset by NJIT

Damon Lynn made a critical 3-pointer with less than three minutes to go and finished with 20 points to help New Jersey Institute of Technolo…

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith, left, and Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo fight for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

Celtics recover in OT, beat Pistons

Boston opened overtime with eight straight points, and the Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Pistons.

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith shoots over the defense of Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Bryant helps Lakers beat Pistons

Kobe Bryant scored all 12 of his points in a row, leading a flurry in the third quarter that sent the Los Angeles Lakers over the Detroit Pi…