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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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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
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y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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