Griffin’s career game lifts Pistons over Sixers in OT

Blake Griffin scored a career-high 50 points, including a game-winning three-point play with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, and the Detroit Pistons edged the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 133-132 on Tuesday.Griffin, whose previous career best was 47 points, made 20 of 35 field-goal attempts and 5 of 11 free-throw attempts. He added 14 rebounds and six assists.Reggie Jackson supplied 23 points, Ish Smith tossed in 21 off the bench and Reggie Bullock added 17 for Detroit. Andre Drummond had 14 points and 16 rebounds before he was ejected late in regulation after picking up his second technical.Joel Embiid racked up 33 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and JJ Redick had 30 points, six rebounds and six assists for Philadelphia. Robert Covington chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds.Philadelphia point guard Ben Simmons missed the game with back tightness.Griffin scored the first points of overtime, a three from the top of the key. He then found Smith in transition for another three.Philadelphia then reeled off eight of the next 10 points, including a Redick three that tied it at 128-all. Redick missed a long two, then fouled Jackson with 20.5 seconds left. Jackson made both free throws.Redick then came off a screen and drilled a three from the left wing while getting fouled by Jackson. Redick completed the four-point play to lead 132-130 with 5.6 seconds remaining and Detroit called timeout.