The Pistons last night dropped their second straight after a 4-game winning streak with a 99-to-95 loss to San Antonio at the Palace. Tim Duncan loaded up for 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs, who have an 8-game winning streak.
Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 23 points and eight assists. Detroit center Ben Wallace made league history, appearing in his 1,055th career game, the most played by an undrafted player since the 1976 merger of the NBA and ABA. Tonight, the Pistons play at Boston.
Meanwhile, Linsanity has reached Canada. Jeremy Lin knocked down a game-winning three-pointer with a half a second left last night, lifting the New York Knicks to a 90-87 comeback win atToronto.
Lin scored 27 points with a career-high 11 assists and now has 136 points in his first five games as a starter, eclipsing Shaquille O'Neal's 129 for the most since the NBA/ABA merger. The Knicks have won six straight games, all with big contributions from Lin, who is a graduate of Harvard.