Recap: Pistons 107, Heat 97
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[December 04, 2013]
MIAMI (SportsDirect Inc.) —
Pistons 107, Heat 97: Kyle Singler
hit four 3-pointers en route to 18 points, and visiting Detroit had
seven players reach double figures to snap Miami's 10-game winning
Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey each contributed 16 points for the
Pistons, who shot 51.3 percent from the field. Josh Smith and
Brandon Jennings finished with 15 points each for Detroit, which
won its second in a row.
LeBron James and Michael Beasley totaled 23 points each for the
Heat, who were outrebounded 46-34. Chris Bosh finished with 14
points and Ray Allen added 12 as Miami lost at home for only the
second time this season.
After the Pistons established a 28-18 lead in the first quarter,
Detroit kept the pressure on the two-time defending champs and
carried a 54-43 edge into intermission. Smith had 13 points at the
break as the Pistons turned 11 first-half Miami turnovers into 19
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The Heat cut the deficit to 10 on a Bosh dunk
early in the third quarter but would get no closer in the frame,
as Detroit withstood Miami's charge to enter the final stanza up
82-68. After being unable to get any closer than nine early in
the fourth, a dunk from James capped a 10-2 run to pull the Heat
within 91-88 midway through the period before Jennings'
3-pointer killed that momentum and essentially put the game out
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Pistons won for just the second time in their
last 13 games against the Heat. ... Miami G Dwyane Wade sat for
the fourth time this season, resting due to general soreness.
... Pistons C Andre Drummond followed up a career-best 31-point,
19-rebound performance against Philadelphia on Sunday with 10
points and a game-high 18 boards.