Drummond, Caldwell-Pope lead Pistons past Celtics in OT

The Pistons wiped out a deficit late in regulation

Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks, left, and Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace, right, struggle for control of the ball in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — Andre Drummond scored 18 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 105-97 on Sunday.

Reggie Jackson added 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Pistons, who won for the third time in four games after a 10-game losing streak.

Evan Turner had 23 points and Jae Crowder 19 for Boston, which lost its third straight. The Celtics are in a tight race for the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot.

Detroit snapped an eight-game road losing streak, sending Boston to just its second home loss in its last 11 games.

The Pistons wiped out a deficit late in regulation, then scored on their first two possessions of overtime and opened with a 7-0 run.

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