AUBURN HILLS (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Pistons rallied in the fourth quarter but fell short, losing to the San Antonio Spurs 99-95 on Tuesday night.
The Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey scored 23 and Tayshaun Prince had 18 pts. to help Detroit overcome a lackluster third period and help the Pistons make the fourth quarter run.
Tim Duncan had 18 points and 13 rebounds for San Antonio, guiding the Spurs to their eighth consecutive victory.
Detroit trailed by 15 in the fourth quarter but came back to take the lead behind Ben Wallace, the veteran big man who set a record by appearing in his 1,055th career game – the most for an undrafted player since the NBA-ABA merger.
The Spurs finally took the lead for good on Tony Parker’s driving layup with 1:13 remaining.
Parker also made a floater with 27.2 seconds to play to give San Antonio a 95-92 lead, and Ben Gordon couldn’t convert from the left corner for the Pistons.
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