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NBA Game Summary - Detroit at Miami



(Tuesday, December 3rd)

Final Score: Detroit 107, Miami 97

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Singler led seven Pistons in double figures with 18 points, and Detroit snapped Miami's 10-game winning streak with a 107-97 victory at American Airlines Arena.

The Heat hadn't lost since Nov. 9 at home against Boston on a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Jeff Green. Miami played Tuesday without star guard Dwyane Wade, who was held out due to knee soreness.

Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey both added 16 points for the Pistons, who have posted back-to-back triumphs. Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith posted 15 points, while Andre Drummond totaled 10 points and 18 rebounds before fouling out in the game's final minute.

LeBron James and Michael Beasley scored 23 points for the two-time defending NBA champions, who lost to the Pistons for just the third time in the last 17 matchups.

The Pistons came into the game first in the NBA in two major categories -- steals and points in the paint. They utilized those two parts of their game to win Tuesday. Detroit came up with 11 steals, four from Jennings and converted 19 Miami turnovers into 29 points.

Additionally, the Pistons held a 60-48 scoring advantage in the paint. Detroit came into the contest averaging 51.2 points in the paint.

"The strength on our team is down low," Singler said. "Hopefully you would like to see a high field goal percentage. We did that tonight. We scored a lot of points and we also played decent defense."

Down 82-68 going into the fourth quarter, the Heat trailed by as many as 17 in the final frame, but rallied within 91-88 on James' jam midway through the period. James and Chris Bosh both missed potential tying 3-point shots. In fact, Miami was held without a field goal for nearly a 4-minute span until Beasley's layup with 2:39 left.

That made the score 98-91. In between, the Pistons widened the gap on a Jennings 3-ball, two Stuckey free throws and a dunk from Smith.

Miami wasn't closer than seven the rest of the way.

A sloppy first quarter by the Heat yielded a 28-18 deficit for the hosts after 12 minutes. Miami turned the ball over eight times, leading to 10 points.

After Bosh started the game by sinking a jumper, the Pistons scored the ensuing nine points and then built the lead to double digits when Singler drained a 3-pointer for a 20-10 difference with 3:38 left.

"We definitely don't want to play from behind," James said. "We have to do a better job of coming into the game, being a little more aggressive and not shooting as many jump shots."

Drummond's offensive rebound off a Jonas Jerebko miss led to a layup and a 36-18 margin. The Pistons were ahead 54-43 at the half.

Singler scored 10 during the third quarter, when the Pistons made 60 percent of their shots.

Game Notes

Detroit had lost five straight at Miami ... Bosh had 14 points, two more than Ray Allen ... The Pistons shot 51.3 percent to Miami's 43.9 ... Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 10 points for Detroit, which held a 46-34 edge on the glass.

12/04 00:09:01 ET

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CAR 1
MIN 3
Final
CHA 103
TOR 94
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STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
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TAM 2
MIN 1
 
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PHI 1
NYY 4
 
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ATL 8
WAS 9
 
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TOR 5
BAL 4
 
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NYM 5
DET 4
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SDP 5
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CHC 2
CIN 5
 
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CLE 9
KAN 11
 
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LOS 10
 
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SFG 12
 
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LOS 7
SEA 4
 
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ANA 3
COL 0
 
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ARI 2
OAK 7
 
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NYY 1
PIT 3
 
Final
IND 98
CHI 84
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WAS 99
MIA 97
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ORL 119
SAC 114
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CHA 103
TOR 94
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PHI 83
UTA 89
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ATL 106
CLE 97
Final
NOP 98
BOS 104
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HOU 103
DET 93
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MEM 97
LAL 90
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BRK 100
PHO 108
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SAN 120
DEN 111
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GSW 52
DAL 40
 
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MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
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CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
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WICHS 56
SILL 45
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RAD 66
WINT 67
 
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ILLST 71
EVAN 67
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HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
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UNCG 81
SAMF 76
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ELON 74
TOWS 69
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KSU 79
AKR 77
 
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BUF 77
BGU 75
 
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DART 75
BRO 69
 
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WMICH 74
CMICH 62
 
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PENN 54
CLMB 46
 
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PRIN 66
CORN 53
 
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OU 69
ILLCH 72
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OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
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BST 67
NILL 71
 
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EMICH 85
TOL 59
 
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NIOWA 71
BRAD 46
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MURST 80
MORE 77
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HARV 52
YALE 62
 
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DREX 48
COC 56
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CITA 56
FUR 73
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CCAR 74
UNCA 57
 
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USF 62
PAC 58
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BAY 77
TTU 74
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INDST 53
LOYC 81
 
Final
CLST 70
DET 53
 
2nd
EKENT 46
BEL 46
 
1st
SCU 14
LMU 4
 
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NJD 2
CLB 3
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CAR 1
MIN 3
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OTT 3
BUF 2
Final
DET 2
CAL 5
Final
CHI 2
EDM 1
 
2nd Intermission
ANA 0
PIT 3