Pistons hold on for 85-84 win over Hawks

Pistons hold on for 85-84 win over Hawks
January 4, 2013, 10:07 pm
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AUBURN HILLS, MI - JANUARY 4: Austin Daye #5 of the Detroit Pistons shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the game on January 4, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Austin Daye had a season-best 20 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks 85-84 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

The Hawks, who trailed by as many as 19, had a chance to win in the final seconds, but Andre Drummond blocked Lou Williams' jumper at the buzzer to preserve the win.

The Pistons have won six of seven overall, with the only loss coming in double overtime at Atlanta. The second unit has powered the surge, outscoring the starters in several games, and the reserves outscored Atlanta's backups 41-14, led by Daye.

Greg Monroe added 18 points and nine rebounds for Detroit.