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Pistons Lose In OT To Hawks 107-101

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Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons drives during the game between  the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks on January 27, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)

Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons drives during the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks on January 27, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Pistons lose in overtime to the Atlanta Hawks 107-101 on Friday night.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket - the Hawks hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with seconds left and move the game into overtime and Atlanta took over from that point – Marvin Williams and Josh Smith hitting 3-pointers – as the Hawks led by 12 points at one time during overtime.

In a game that the Pistons should have won – Greg Monroe scored a team high 22 points, Brandon Knight hit for 20 and Jason Maxiell hit a season high 19 points.

Atlanta’s Joe Johnson scored 28 of his 30 points after halftime, including a tying 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in regulation.

Atlanta forced overtime with a pair of late 3-pointers. Marvin Williams made one with 33.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to three, then Johnson stole a pass inside and brought the ball up the court. Johnson looked like as if might have hurt himself, but he kept the ball and sank a tough 3-pointer over Rodney Stuckey to tie it.

The Pistons travel to Philadelphia on Saturday – hear all the game action on 97.1 The Ticket beginning at 6:40 p.m.

 

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