Joe Johnson scored 28 of his 30 points after halftime, including a tying 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in regulation, and the Atlanta Hawks stunned the Detroit Pistons 107-101 in overtime Friday night.
Detroit hit its first six 3-pointers while building a 15-point second-quarter lead Monday night, but the Hawks were back in front by halftime and went on to win 94-79.
Last season, Jonas Jerebko played everything from point guard to center for the Pistons, but he tore his Achilles' tendon last week, yet Detroit thinks its found his replacement in Austin Daye.
Pistons 100, Hawks 91
The Atlanta Hawks showed Detroit why its playoff success might end if the teams meet in April.
Hawks 88, Pistons 87
Nazr Mohammed had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat the undermanned Atlanta Hawks 108-81 on Saturday night.
Atlanta (9-16) at Detroit (16-8) 7:30 pm EST
Chauncey Billups had 24 points and 10 assists, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 103-98 Wednesday night.
Richard Hamilton scored 24 points and Chauncey Billups had 19 points and 15 assists to lead the Pistons to a 97-87 win over the Hawks.