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GAME OF THE DAY

Wallace hits big shots for Pistons

December 03, 2008|Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — Rasheed Wallace made three three-point shots in the fourth quarter and scored 19 points as the Detroit Pistons rallied from 10 points down to beat San Antonio, 89-77, on Tuesday night despite the return of Manu Ginobili to the Spurs' starting lineup.

Allen Iverson also scored 19 for Detroit (11-6), which has won two of three. Richard Hamilton added 16 points and Tayshaun Prince scored 15.

The Spurs (9-8) have dropped two straight after winning four in a row. They were led by Tim Duncan, who had 23 points, but only one point in the fourth quarter.

Ginobili scored 13 points in his first start of the season after missing the first 12 games because of off-season ankle surgery.

The Pistons, who trailed by 10 twice in the third quarter, finally pulled ahead when Wallace hit a three-pointer almost four minutes into the fourth quarter. Detroit outscored San Antonio, 28-14, in the last 12 minutes.

"The most disturbing thing is that we were very soft," Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich said. "I think Detroit intimidated us."

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