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                        === Bynum, Pistons top Heat ===
 
 Auburn  Hills,  MI (Sports Network)  - Will Bynum dropped  in 25 points on 10-
 of-16  shooting to  go with 10 assists  as the Detroit Pistons knocked off the
 Miami Heat, 109-99, at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday.
 
 Charlie  Villanueva  netted 18 points on  7-of-10 shooting and pulled down six
 boards,  while  rookie Kyle  Singler added  12 points and  five boards for the
 Pistons, who have won three of their last four.
 
 Austin  Daye hit 4-of-5 shots from the floor for 11 points and Tayshaun Prince
 also donated 11 points to the victory.
 
 "It's  uplifting for  guys like myself, who  have been buried, to come out and
 contribute to a big time win like this," Bynum said.
 
 LeBron  James scored a game-high 35 points with six rebounds, five assists and
 six  steals for  Miami,  which had  a seven-game  winning  streak against  the
 Pistons broken. Chris Bosh added 28 points and nine boards in the loss.
 
 The  defending  champions played  without  star  guard  Dwyane Wade,  who  was
 suspended  for  striking Charlotte  Bobcats guard Ramon  Sessions in the groin
 during Wednesday's 105-92 victory.
 
 After  a first quarter which was completely dominated by the Heat, Detroit got
 back in the game with a huge second quarter. The hosts opened the frame with a
 14-0 run to cut a 15-point deficit to one before finally snagging a 41-39 lead
 on a Villanueva trey with 5:57 to play in the half.
 
 The Pistons outscored Miami by a 41-20 margin in the second session and held a
 surprising 58-52 lead at the half.
 
 Detroit  maintained a  comfortable lead  throughout the  third quarter,  and a
 putback  layup by  Monroe gave the Pistons  their largest lead of the night at
 76-59 with 4:51 to go in the period.
 
 The  Heat responded  with a 10-2 surge  to slice the deficit to 78-69 with two
 minutes  to play in the frame, but the Pistons held an 81-71 edge heading into
 the final quarter.
 
 Miami  opened  the fourth  with six  consecutive points to  cut the deficit to
 four,  but  the Pistons  had an answer  in the form  of a  9-0 run capped by a
 Prince jumper to push the lead back to 90-77 with 8:11 to play.
 
 The  Heat got close again, as a trey from Ray Allen made it 90-84 with 6:31 to
 go,  but Bynum canned  a deep deuce and Villanueva followed with a 3-ball from
 the  top of the  arc on the next Pistons' possession to widen the advantage to
 11 with 5:29 remaining.
 
 Miami  could  not get  closer than  eight points down  the rest  of the way as
 Detroit held on for the win.
 
 "They  played really  well and  we  couldn't get  into any  kind of  defensive
 rhythm," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "There are no excuses. Sure, we would
 have been a different team with Dwyane, but different guys have to step up."
 
 Miami  did  get off to a  fast start, hitting four  of its first five shots to
 build  a  quick 10-0 advantage.  Detroit answered  with six straight points to
 cut  the deficit to  four with 7:54 on the first-quarter clock, but it was all
 Miami for the remainder of the frame.
 
 The Heat ripped off 13 straight points to widen the lead to 23-10 with 4:13 to
 go in the first quarter. They also shot an outstanding 14-of-20 from the floor
 in the frame and led by a comfortable 32-17 margin after one.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 James  recorded  his seventh 30-plus  point game of  the season ... Miami shot
 50.6  percent  from the  floor, but  allowed the  Pistons' bench  to put up 64
 points  while  only receiving 20 points  from its reserves ... Detroit shot an
 impressive  12-of-19  from 3-point range ...  Miami allowed 100 points or more
 for the first time in its past nine contests.
 
 12/29 01:36:12 ET