Pistons rally to snap Suns' win streak at 5
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Austin Daye made the go-ahead jump shot with 53 seconds left and the Detroit Pistons rallied for a 75-74 victory Saturday night that snapped the Phoenix Suns' five-game winning streak.
Tayshaun Prince led Detroit with 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Will Bynum added 12 points.
Steve Nash had 14 points and nine assists, and Jared Dudley added 13 points for Phoenix. Marcin Gortat had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Mickael Pietrus' 3-pointer gave the Suns a 66-51 lead with 9:07 left in the fourth quarter before the Pistons charged back with an 11-2 run that cut it to 68-62 on Bynum's layup with 4:55 left after he stole the ball from Nash in the lane at the other end.
Daye's 3-pointer pulled Detroit within 70-67 with 2:40 left before Bynum's jumper a minute later made it a one-point game.
Phoenix took command in the third period by outscoring Detroit 23-11 and led 61-47 going into the fourth.
Vince Carter's 3-point shot with 6:14 left in the third and Grant Hill's driving layup with 5:04 remaining gave the Suns their biggest lead to that point, 52-43. Phoenix scored the last nine points of the third on two free throws each by Nash and two free throws, a 3-pointer and a jumper by Dudley.
Phoenix led 38-36 at the half as Gortat had 11 points and seven rebounds. Prince had 10 points and four rebounds for the Pistons.
Notes: Detroit F Charlie Villanueva didn't play after spraining his ankle during Friday night's 89-74 loss in New Jersey. ... Pistons C Ben Wallace returned after missing seven games with a left ankle injury. ... Hill began his NBA career with Detroit. ... Carter and Detroit's Tracy McGrady are cousins. ... Pistons G Richard Hamilton sat out his seventh straight game as he awaits a trade.