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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