Pistons Tip Raptors In OT

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Richard Hamilton had 24 points and 16 assists, Antonio McDyess added 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 99-95 in overtime on Friday night.
Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points and Jason Maxiell matched a season high with 16 for Detroit, which swept the season series from Toronto for the first time since 1997-98. The Pistons have won 14 of their past 17 against the Raptors.
Chris Bosh had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Jose Calderon added 20 points and 11 assists, but it wasn't enough for the Raptors, who have lost seven straight.
Shawn Marion had 18 points for Toronto, which held its opponent below 100 points for the first time in 10 games.
Detroit pulled away with a 9-0 run to begin the extra session, but Marion's free throw pulled Toronto within 97-94 with 52 seconds left. Stuckey's turnover gave the Raptors the ball and McDyess fouled out, sending Bosh to the line, where he made the first but missed the second. Toronto's Pops Mensah-Bonsu grabbed the rebound, but Maxiell rejected his hurried shot, then put Toronto away with a dunk at the other end.
Detroit led 68-57 after three before Toronto opened the fourth on a 10-2 run, cutting it to 70-67 with 9:22 remaining. The Raptors hung around until Marion banked in a shot, making it 85-84 with a minute to go.
After a Pistons timeout, Hamilton found Arron Afflalo for a 3-pointer from the corner, giving Detroit an 88-84 lead. But Marion banked in another and McDyess was called for offensive basket interference, allowing Calderon to tie it on a driving layup with 9 seconds left.
Detroit called timeout and got the ball to Hamilton but his shot rimmed out, sending the game to overtime tied 88-all.
Starting for the injured Rasheed Wallace, Maxiell shot 4-for-4 and scored eight points in the first to give the Pistons a 24-21 lead. Toronto began the second on an 8-2 run, including six straight points from Mensah-Bonsu, and led 45-40 at the half.
Toronto center Andrea Bargnani scored four points in nine minutes before leaving because of flu-like symptoms.


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