AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 40 points, topping his previous career high by 13, and the Detroit Pistons overcame an injury to Allen Iverson in a 104-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
Stuckey helped the Pistons end a two-game skid and improve to 11-11 since Iverson joined the team. The star guard managed only five points in this one, however, sitting out most of the second half with a groin strain. He shot 0-for-7 from the field and made five of six free throws.
Detroit led by as many as 19 in the second quarter, but needed Prince's runner at the buzzer to take a 58-45 lead into halftime.
The Bulls got back into the game by scoring the first 12 points of the third period, helped by eight straight misses by the Pistons.
Hamilton's three-point play gave the Pistons a 10-point lead with 9:40 to play, and Rose picked up his fifth foul seconds later.
The Bulls had one last chance, but Rose missed an open 3-pointer with 3:40 left and Prince dunked on the other end to seal it.
Notes:@ Iverson had eight assists in 24 minutes. ... Gordon hit a halfcourt shot at the end of the first quarter, but the officials waved it off after viewing the replay. ... Detroit's Rasheed Wallace got his NBA-high 11th technical foul in the third quarter. ... Tyrus Thomas hit the second 3-pointer of his career as the Bulls tried to rally in the last minute.