Bynum, Pistons top short-handed Heat 109-99

Bynum, Pistons top short-handed Heat 109-99
December 28, 2012, 10:04 pm
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Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince (22) drives against Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Will Bynum had 25 points and 10 assists, leading another spirited performance by the Detroit bench, and the Pistons beat the short-handed Miami Heat 109-99 on Friday night despite 35 points by LeBron James.

Miami was without Dwyane Wade, suspended for a game by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with a Charlotte player Wednesday.

The Detroit reserves, who scored 85 points in a loss to Atlanta on Wednesday, contributed 64 on Friday. Charlie Villanueva had 18 and Austin Daye added 11, helping the Pistons snap Miami's six-game winning streak.

The Heat scored the game's first 10 points and led by 15 after one quarter, but the momentum shifted for good when the Pistons outscored Miami 41-20 in the second.

Chris Bosh had 28 points for Miami.