Miami Heat 110, Detroit Pistons 88 (box score)
The Detroit Pistons’ bid to for a second-straight win over the Miami Heat fell well short on Friday night. The Pistons a one-point lead after one quarter but the Heat went on a run in the second to take control of the game.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade played off each other perfectly with each taking turns on the receiving end of alley-oops from the other. Wade finished with 29 points while James tallied 23 points.
The Heat wound up outscoring the Pistons in each of the final three quarters to cruise to the victory.
The Pistons were able to defeat the Wade-less Heat four weeks ago on the strength of 12-19 shooting from three point range. They shot just 4-12 on three pointers tonight as Greg Monroe and Will Bynum were the only Pistons to crack double figures. Monroe’s 31 led all scorers.
While the actual game provided little in the way of drama, halftime was a different story. A fan made a half court shot to win $75,000. The hook-style shot was an odd choice but effective nonetheless. As if the prize money wasn’t enough, the fan got the added “bonus” of being tackled by LeBron James. Take a look: