Pistons cool down hot Heat

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2005

MIAMI — The Detroit Pistons ended the Heat's franchise-record 18-game home winning streak, holding off a late Miami charge to win 80-72 Sunday.

Richard Hamilton scored 17 points and Tayshaun Prince added 16 for Detroit.

With Shaquille O'Neal out for a third straight game because of a stomach virus, the Heat set season-lows for scoring in a game (77), half and quarter, established another low by shooting 34.6 percent and have lost two straight for just the fourth time all season.

Eddie Jones had 19 points for Miami, which hurt itself by shooting 14-for-26 from the foul line.

Kings 124, Lakers 105

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kenny Thomas had a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds for Sacramento.

Kobe Bryant, playing with his bruised right shin heavily wrapped, scored 18 points.

Knicks 113, Pacers 112, OT

INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Sweetney scored a career-high 20 points, hit a rebound basket in the final second of overtime and the Knicks capped their longest losing streak in 20 years at nine games.

Grizzlies 102, Bobcats 95

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shane Battier had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Miller added 21 to help the Grizzlies increase their lead to 4 1/2 games for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Trail Blazers 90, Hornets 81

NEW ORLEANS — Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Trail Blazers beat the Hornets 90-81 Sunday night.

Spurs 136, Warriors 134, 2 OT

OAKLAND, Calif. — Tony Parker made a sprawling layup with 2.9 seconds left to cap his career-high 35 points, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Golden State Warriors' eight-game winning streak with a 136-134 win Sunday night.

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