Auburn Hills, MI – Rodney Stuckey scored 34 points, including pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and the Detroit 85, in overtime on Tuesday.
"Absolutely, that's my game; I've been doing that since high school. Just being aggressive taking the ball to the basket, that's pretty much my game," Stuckey said.
"We can play together," Bynum said. "We knew we didn't pass the ball, we didn't move bodies, we get stagnant and it cost us every night. We move the ball to the open man and everything will work itself out."
Stuckey's trey with 9.8 ticks on the clock in the fourth quarter put the Pistons up 78-76, but Bryant knocked down a fadeaway jumper as time expired to force overtime.
Stuckey also scored six points in the extra session.
His running jumper with 4:03 left opened the scoring, but Bynum scored the next five points, the first two on an alley-oop from Bryant and the others on a three-point play.
A pullup jumper from Stuckey made it a one-point game before Maxiell grabbed Tayshaun Prince's miss in midair and slammed home a putback dunk for a slim Pistons lead with 1:57 to play.
Gasol answered with a jumper from Bryant. Prince, however, made a 17-footer on the ensuing Detroit possession that proved to be the game winner.
The Lakers had two opportunities to tie after two Stuckey makes from the charity stripe, but Bryant and Metta World Peace failed to convert three-point attempts.
After trailing 24-17 after one quarter, Detroit held a 45-41 edge at halftime.
Prince and Jonas Jerebko finished with 10 points apiece...There were 11 lead changes and five ties...Los Angeles committed 13 turnovers to Detroit's seven.