Stuckey, Pistons hold on to beat Blazers 94-91
Saturday, January 21, 2012
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 28 points and the Detroit Pistons won for only the second time in 12 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 94-91 on Saturday night.
Raymond Felton lost control of the ball at midcourt as Portland was trying to tie it in the final seconds.
The Trail Blazers were down three after Felton made two free throws with 37 seconds remaining. Stuckey missed a wild driving attempt, and Portland rebounded and called a timeout with 15.6 seconds left.
Jamal Crawford drove for a layup with 8.4 seconds to go, and Stuckey answered with a pair of free throws.
Detroit fouled Felton at midcourt, preventing Portland from trying a 3-point attempt. He made both free throws, but Stuckey made two of his own with 4.4 seconds left for a three-point lead.