Harden, Griffin help Nets beat Pistons 113-111

Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin reacts after a play during the second half of Brooklyn’s game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT — James Harden scored 44 points and Blake Griffin added 17 in his return to Detroit, lifting the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 victory over the Pistons on Friday night.