Pistons Win 6th Straight

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 13 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter, and the undermanned Detroit Pistons won their sixth straight game with a 98-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Allen Iverson and Tayshaun Prince added 23 points each for the Pistons, while Amir Johnson had 10 points and 14 rebounds.
The Pistons were missing Richard Hamilton (groin), Rasheed Wallace (foot) and Antonio McDyess (ribs), forcing them to start Kwame Brown and Johnson together for the first time, but they were still able to keep their winning streak going.
The Kings have lost seven of eight, and haven't won on the road since beating New Orleans on Nov. 19. Brad Miller led Sacramento with 25 points and 16 rebounds, while John Salmons scored 21 and Kevin Martin added 20.
Detroit outshot the Kings 63 percent to 27 percent in the third quarter to take a 73-66 lead, and Stuckey's steal and layup moved the margin to nine early in the fourth.
Prince made it an 11-point game on the next possession, but the Pistons struggled to put the hapless Kings away.
Bobby Jackson's 3-pointer pulled Sacramento within 89-86 with 2:43 left, but Stuckey answered with a layup and a three-point play on Detroit's next two possessions, drawing a chant of "Rod-ney! Rod-ney!" from the Palace crowd.
Iverson iced the game with a baseline jumper with 15 seconds left, then skipped off the floor holding his hand up to his ear.


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