Tuesday , Dec , 30 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Could Allen Iverson Become Sixth Man for Pistons?

After two straight stellar defensive efforts with his big lineup, Pistons coach Michael Curry admitted he was thinking about staying with it — even after Rip Hamilton returns from a strained left groin.

That might mean Hamilton or Allen Iverson could become the sixth man.

"We looked at our lineup at different times, and we thought about different possible guys coming off the bench, but we hadn’t made a decision on that," Curry said Monday night after the Pistons’ fourth straight victory — 88-82 over the Orlando Magic. "That’s kind of a tough decision."

Hamilton missed his second straight game Monday, and Curry started power forward Amir Johnson in his place.