Pistons Prevail Over Tired Bobcats in OT

Suns, Spurs burst back from halftime holes against Bucks, T'wolves
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2008 5:12 AM CST
Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, top, shoots over Milwaukee Bucks guard Bobby Simmons, bottom, in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Phoenix. Nash scored a season-high...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Rip Hamilton missed a buzzer beater at the end of regulation in last night's Pistons-Bobcats game, but he redeemed himself by sinking the winning bucket in overtime. Chauncey Billups contributed 27 points to Detroit's 103-100 victory, with Gerald Wallace putting up 26 for Charlotte, the Detroit Free Press reports.  Elsewhere on the court:

  • Milwaukee led 68-61 at the half, but the return of Steve Nash and Shawn Marion drove the Suns on to a 122-114 victory and left the Bucks with their 20th straight loss at Phoenix.
  • Al Jefferson's 24 points and a slim halftime lead weren't enough to help Minnesota fend off San Antonio; the Spurs eventually took the game 105-88.