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Kyle Kuzma Hits Go-Ahead Triple In Wizards Win Over Pistons

Dec 8, 2021, 9:57 PM

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Kyle Kuzma #33 of the Washington Wizards celebrates a three point basket to take the lead with .06 seconds left in overtime against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 08, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Utes star and current Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma hit the go-ahead three-pointer to give them a 119-116 overtime win over the Detroit Pistons.

With the game tied at 116 after a layup by Pistons guard Cade Cunningham, Kyle Kuzma was found in the corner and nailed the three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left in overtime.

Former Lone Peak High School and current Pistons guard Frank Jackson missed the game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer.

After hitting the three-pointer, Kuzma waved goodbye to the crowd in Detroit. He is from Flint, Michigan.

Kuzma led the way with 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while shooting 8-of-18 from the field and 4-for-10 from the three-point line in 39 minutes on the floor. Bradley Beal added 25 points in the win as the Wizards improved their record to 15-11.

The win over the Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak. They will return home to face the Utah Jazz on Saturday, December 11 at 5 p.m. MT on AT&T SportsNet and The Zone Sports Network.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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