Suns set in Auburn Hills
(Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons will try to make it four straight wins
this afternoon when they welcome the Phoenix Suns to the Palace of Auburn
On Friday, the Pistons posted their third straight win with a 112-105 triumph
over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton each scored 25 points, while Rasheed
Wallace posted 21 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit, which has a commanding
lead on Miami for securing home-court advantage throughout the Eastern
Antonio McDyess tallied 18 points and Chauncey Billups contributed 12 points
and 11 assists for the top-seeded and playoff-bound Pistons, who are an
amazing 32-3 at the Palace this season.
Detroit, which is 1-0 on its three-game homestand, is 18-1 in its last 19 at
home and will host the Hornets on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Suns will conclude a five-game road trip at the Pistons and
will aim for their third straight win.
The Suns, who are 2-2 on the swing, lit up the scoreboard on Friday in a
140-126 win over the Toronto Raptors. Leandro Barbosa had a career-high 28
points and Steve Nash chipped in 20 and 10 assists for Phoenix, the second
seed in the West.
Phoenix, leaders of the Pacific Division, posted its highest regulation
scoring total since netting 140 points against the Los Angeles Clippers in
November 1994. The Suns lead the Clippers by 6 1/2 games in the division.
The Suns are 2-4 in their last six road games and 21-14 as the guest in
Detroit leads the season series 1-0 after posting a win on November 10. It has
won four of five and six of the last eight meetings against the Suns.
Phoenix has lost two straight after winning its last four at Detroit.