Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 1:49 to play, to lift the visiting Detroit Pistons to a 104-100 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Tayshaun Prince added 14 points and rookie Greg Monroe had 10 and 13 rebounds for the Pistons (30-52), who closed the season with four victories in their last five games.
Jrue Holiday scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for Philadelphia (41-41), which will limp into the postseason having lost five of six.
The seventh-seeded Sixers, who will face second-seeded Miami in the first round, also got 18 points apiece from rookie Evan Turner and Andres Nocioni. Philadelphia played without swingman Andre Iguodala, its best playmaker and defender.
Thaddeus Young scored 11 points in the second quarter to help the Sixers turn a 29-24 first-quarter deficit into a 56-52 halftime lead.
Detroit charged back in the third quarter, getting nine points apiece from Stuckey and Prince to build the lead to 10 before taking an 83-77 lead into the final period.