Hawks vs. Pistons final score: Pistons win fourth straight game, 85-84

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The Detroit Pistons held on after a late Atlanta rally for an 85-84 win Friday.

The Detroit Pistons (13-22) maintained a double-figures lead for most of their game Friday against the Atlanta Hawks (20-11) before withstanding a late rally and holding on for an 85-84 win.

The Pistons held a 15-point lead at halftime, led by as many as 19 in the game and led by 12 entering the fourth quarter, but Atlanta cut the lead to one with less than three minutes to go in the fourth quarter on a three-pointer by Jeff Teague. A bucket by Rodney Stuckey, followed by strong defensive possessions by the Pistons, helped them hold a three-point lead until the final seconds when Al Horford hit what appeared to be a game-tying three-pointer with five seconds left. Replays, however, showed that Horford's toe was on the line, so the Pistons maintained a one-point lead and Atlanta missed a final shot attempt that would've won the game.

Austin Daye led the Pistons with 20 points, including 16 in the first half, off the bench in 22 minutes. Greg Monroe had 18 points and nine rebounds and Jason Maxiell had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit.

Josh Smith scored 20 points for Atlanta. Horford had 18 points, and Lou Williams scored 17.

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