NBA Game Summary - Detroit at San Antonio
(Tuesday, December 2nd)
Final Score: Detroit 89, San Antonio 77
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Allen Iverson and Rasheed Wallace scored 19 points apiece to lead the Detroit Pistons in an 89-77 comeback victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Richard Hamilton scored 16 points for the Pistons, who have won three of four contests. Tayshaun Prince chipped in 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the win.
Tim Duncan scored 23 points and hauled in 13 boards for the Spurs, who have dropped two straight on the heels of a four-game win streak. Tony Parker added 18 points and Manu Ginobili, who returned to the starting lineup for the first time since offseason ankle surgery, 13 in defeat.
Trailing by three early on in the fourth quarter, Iverson's pull-up jumper sparked a game-changing 18-4 Detroit spurt that gave the Pistons an 81-70 lead.
"We felt we did some good things in the first half but we just buckled down and did those things even better in the second half," said Iverson. "We just executed our game plan better. We wanted to play more aggressively."
Wallace had a pair of threes on the surge, including the trey that closed it out with 3:03 showing on the clock. Iverson had four points, and Rodney Stuckey also accounted for four on the burst.
The home team failed to pull within eight points down the stretch.
"This has got to be one of our worst games of the season," said Parker. "We just didn't perform well. We can't afford to do that against a very good team like Detroit."
The Spurs led 22-17 after the first quarter and held a 45-40 advantage at the break.
Down by 10 late in the third, the Pistons used an 11-3 run to get within 63-61 heading into the final frame. Wallace had the first six points, Iverson had a three and Stuckey closed it out with a layup.
Hamilton tied John Long for eighth place on the Pistons' all-time scoring list...The Spurs shot 28-of-71 (39.4 percent) from the field, including a 6- of-24 (25 percent) showing from behind the arc. The Pistons were 37-of-74 (50 percent) from the field and 6-of-11 (54.5 percent) from three-point range...Iverson also had six assists...The Pistons are only 7-6 since acquiring Iverson from the Denver Nuggets...The Spurs had won three in a row at home and own a 5-5 mark as the host...Detroit went 2-0 against San Antonio last season and has won six of the past eight matchups. The Spurs had won nine of 11 and 15 of the last 19 as the host in this series.
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