Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)
Series starts 10/24
(4-3, 2-1 away)
(4-4, 3-1 home)
7:30 PM ET, October 24, 2013
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
Minnesota: K. Love 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Detroit: W. Bynum 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Josh Smith made a 3-pointer as time expired and finished with 20 points to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 99-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night in both teams' exhibition finale.
J.J. Barea's layup with 3.6 seconds left gave the Timberwolves (4-3) a 98-96 lead but Smith, who got the ball out of a timeout, launched his shot in the final second. It hit the rim and fell in as the horn sounded.
Greg Monroe and Will Bynum each added 17 points, rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 and Andre Drummond grabbed 20 rebounds for the Pistons (4-4).
Kevin Love had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Martin added 18 points for Minnesota on a night both coaches gave their younger players plenty of playing time.
AUBURN HILLS, MI - OCTOBER 24: Will Bynum #12 of the Detroit Pistons goes up for the layup against the Minnesota...