Detroit 85, Atlanta 84

Date - Friday, January 4, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #7 Kevin Fehr, #15 Bennett Salvatore, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 14832

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 20 16 26 22 84
Detroit 25 26 23 11 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 20-11 11-5 9-6 L1
Detroit 13-22 10-8 3-14 W4


Pistons 85, Hawks 84: Austin Daye scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half and Greg Monroe collected 18 points and nine rebounds as host Detroit held off a furious Atlanta rally to push its season-long win streak to four games. 

Jason Maxiell recorded his second double-double in three games with 10 points and 10 boards as the Pistons avenged their only loss in the past seven games, a 126-119 double-overtime setback Dec. 26 in Atlanta. 

Josh Smith scored 20 points and Al Horford chipped in 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Hawks, who trailed by as many as 19 in the second half and were down 83-66 with seven minutes left before a 16-0 run pulled them within one. 

Horford seemingly tied it at 85 on a 3-pointer with 5.6 seconds left, but it was ruled that Horford's foot was on the arc after a video review. Atlanta's Lou Williams had 17 points and eight assists, but he misfired on the potential winning shot at the buzzer. 

Detroit used a 13-0 run bridging the first and second quarters to build a 14-point lead and took a 51-36 advantage into halftime. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pistons G Rodney Stuckey returned after missing the past three games with a sprained left ankle. He scored 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting. … The Hawks were 10-for-29 from 3-point range, ending a hot streak during which they had gone 44-for-89 from long range over the previous four games. … Atlanta lost for just the second time in seven games and dropped to 9-6 on the road.  

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Detroit
Josh Smith 20 Scoring Austin Daye 20
Jeff Teague 9 Assists Will Bynum 5
Al Horford 15 Rebounds Jason Maxiell 10
Ivan Johnson 5 Free Throws Made Greg Monroe 8
Josh Smith 2 Steals Greg Monroe 3
Josh Smith 2 Blocks Jason Maxiell 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 84 41.3 10-29 12-20 26 38 4 7 17
Detroit 85 41.2 3-15 12-21 18 56 9 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Pistons have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Boston. The Hawks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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