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Shaedon Sharpe Shines as Blazers Stage Thrilling Comeback to Defeat Pistons 110-101

Shaedon Sharpe delivered an outstanding second-half performance, pouring in 26 of his 29 total points, propelling the Portland Trail Blazers to a remarkable comeback from an 18-point deficit to secure a 110-101 victory over the Pistons in Detroit on Wednesday night.

Adding to the Trail Blazers’ offensive firepower, former Pistons star Jeremi Grant contributed 24 points, and Deandre Ayton made a significant impact with 16 points, 11 rebounds, five steals, and a crucial block in his first meeting with Pistons coach Monty Williams since their departures from the Phoenix Suns.

Cade Cunningham was the standout performer for the Detroit Pistons, notching an impressive 30 points.

However, his performance was marred by shooting inconsistencies, missing 16 of his 27 attempts and turning the ball over six times. The Pistons struggled with their shooting in the second half, managing only a 37.8% field goal percentage.

The Trail Blazers found themselves trailing by a 12-point deficit at halftime, but they mounted a fierce rally in the third quarter, outscoring the Pistons 36-25.

This surge brought them within a single point, with the score standing at 84-83 as the third quarter concluded.

During this resurgence, Sharpe was a dominant force, contributing 15 points while the Trail Blazers displayed exceptional shooting accuracy, hitting an impressive 68.2% of their field goals.

As the fourth quarter began, Cunningham managed to score five quick points for the Pistons.

However, the Trail Blazers seized a 94-93 lead when Jeremi Grant sank a crucial three-pointer with 6:51 remaining.

Sharpe extended the lead to four points with successful free throws at the 2:43 mark.

Cunningham had a pivotal opportunity to bring the Pistons within one point at 104-103 with a late layup, but he narrowly missed.

Toumari Camara secured an offensive rebound, drew a foul, and calmly converted both free throws.

After Joe Harris missed a shot, Malcolm Brogdon sealed the victory with a well-executed short jumper.

The Pistons had once held a commanding 18-point lead during the second quarter, but they were ultimately content with a 59-47 halftime advantage.

Looking ahead, the Trail Blazers are preparing to host the Memphis Grizzlies in back-to-back games on Friday and Sunday nights.

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