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The Cleveland Cavaliers pieced together a spirited fourth-quarter charge, ending the Detroit Pistons' winning streak at three on Tuesday night at Quickens Loan Arena, 101-100.
The Pistons, previously winners of three straight and seven out of nine, entered the game as one of the NBA's hottest teams and played like it for three quarters. They entered the fourth quarter leading 77-66, 12 minutes away from a fourth consecutive victory.
But Cleveland mounted a furious surge, taking a 86-85 lead on an Antawn Jamison three with just under six minutes remaining. The Pistons did not fold, pulling even at 95-95 on a Brandin Knight three with less than a minute remaining. But Alonzo Gee slammed home an offensive rebound with 25.4 seconds left and the Cavaliers hit all their free throws down the stretch.