Sixers Surprise Pistons

Beat Detroit 83-82 despite scoreless final two minutes
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2008 12:34 AM CDT
Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert (1) has his shot blocked by Detroit Pistons center Rasheed Wallace (36) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 12, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In a game which saw the lead see-saw back and forth from opening play to the crucial final moments, the Sixers outlasted Detroit last night, winning 83-82. Philly, bolstered by Andre Iguodala's 22 points, barely hung on, failing to score in the final two and half minutes of regulation after coming back from Detroit's explosive third quarter, the AP reports.

The Pistons, led by Rasheed Wallace's 17 points, went on a 21-9 run in the third before again relinquishing the reins to Philadelphia during a back-and-forth fourth quarter, marked by shoddy play from the line by the Pistons. Iguodala, on the other hand, hit five straight free throws to give Philly the lead for good late, putting them ahead with six minutes remaining.