Pistons Late Hoop Dooms Hawks

10:19 PM, Mar 9, 2012   |    comments
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Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Tayshaun Prince scored 17 points and hit the go-ahead shot in the lane with 24.3 seconds left in Detroit's 86-85 victory over Atlanta Friday night.

Greg Monroe tallied 20 points for the Pistons, who also received 19 points and 12 rebounds from Jason Maxiell. Rodney Stuckey contributed 11 points and Jonas Jerebko 10 for Detroit, which shocked the Lakers in overtime on Tuesday.

Josh Smith scored 21 to go with seven rebounds for the Hawks, who have lost back-to-back contests after winning three in a row.

Atlanta rallied from a nine-point deficit with under six minutes left and went ahead, 85-84, on Jeff Teague's driving layup, this after Prince missed a pull- up shot and Monroe lost the ball on the floor after coming up with the offensive rebound.

Prince then made amends for his miss by knifing into the lane for the go-ahead bucket. After a timeout, Joe Johnson's three-pointer from the left corner hit off the rim. Smith got the rebound and hit a jumper from the right of the lane, but the ball left his hands after the final buzzer sounded.


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