Charlie Villanueva - Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Will Bynum, Pistons shock Heat

Will Bynum torched Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole to go for 25 points and 10 assists. The Pistons surprisingly scored 41 points in the second quarter and never looked back, snapping Miami's win streak.

  • Live
4 Total Updates since December 28, 2012
  • Updates 1
  • Articles 2
  • All Updates 4

Today's Lesson: These things happen sometimes

The Pistons beat the Heat. And these things happen in NBA regular seasons.


Pistons drop Heat, winning streak over

The cliche that any team can beat a team on a given night couldn't have come to fruition more clearly than the Detroit Pistons 109-99 victory over the Miami Heat on Dec. 28 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Will Bynum was the poster boy of this effort for the Pistons, scoring 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting with 10 assists in 28 minutes off the bench. Bynum played eight more minutes than starter Brandon Knight, and vastly outproduced him.

Charlie Villanueva, also coming off the bench, helped Bynum with 18 points. All four Pistons that came off the bench scored in double figures as they shot a blistering 58 percent from the field.

Miami was very good on offense, but had no answer for Bynum and the Pistons balanced scoring attack.

Outside of LeBron James (35 points) and Chris Bosh (28 points), the Heat only scored 36 points.

"There aren't any excuses. We had enough," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We just didn't play consistently enough and Detroit played a great basketball game."

The Heat, missing Dwyane Wade on a one-game suspension, snapped a six game winning streak.

Final - 12.28.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Miami Heat 32 20 19 28 99
Detroit Pistons 17 41 23 28 109

Complete Coverage >


GameThread: Heat take on Pistons LIVE

After the NBA's puzzling suspension of Dwyane Wade for tonight's game, the rest of the Miami Heat will look to continue their six-game winning streak in Detroit.


Preview: Heat seek victory in Detroit without Wade

The Miami Heat will take on the Detroit Pistons on Friday night and they'll have to do without their all star shooting guard, Dwyane Wade.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hot Hot Hoops

You must be a member of Hot Hot Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hot Hot Hoops. You should read them.

Join Hot Hot Hoops

You must be a member of Hot Hot Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hot Hot Hoops. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.