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The Pistons opened the second half with a 12-2 run to get even at 58-all.

Jennings scored seven straight Detroit points and had 12 in the third quarter, including a 3-pointer that gave Detroit its first lead since late in the first quarter. Jennings‘ go-ahead bucket triggered a stretch of four lead changes and four ties in the third.

“We made a nice run,” Cheeks said. “I thought Brandon played well in the third quarter. He was the difference in why we came back.”

The Mavericks made 10 of their first 12 shots, but had seven turnovers in the first 9 minutes.

DeJuan Blair’s layup finished an 8-0 run that gave Dallas its biggest lead of the first half at 49-37, but Detroit answered with seven straight points capped by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s layup after a bad pass from Nowitzki, one of Dallas’ 11 first-half turnovers.

NOTES: Carlisle said before the game he thinks Nowitzki will make the All-Star game as a reserve. His 11-year All-Star streak ended last season. All-Star reserves are announced Thursday. … Pistons C Andre Drummond had four points and six rebounds two nights after his first career game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds against New Orleans. He had an 11-game streak of at least 11 rebounds snapped. … The Mavericks shot 61 percent in the first half despite going 1 of 9 from 3-point range.