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Down 18, Pistons top Heat

Reggie Jackson, who leads the Pistons with 18 points, drives against Beno Udrih during the first half.

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Reggie Jackson, who leads the Pistons with 18 points, drives against Beno Udrih during the first half.

MIAMI — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's jumper with 55.5 seconds left put Detroit ahead to stay, and the Pistons came back from 18 points down to beat the Heat 93-92 on Tuesday night.

Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 18 points, while Stanley Johnson and Caldwell-Pope each added 14 for Detroit. The Pistons were 15 for 29 from 3-point range, outscoring Miami 45-12 in that department.

Chris Bosh scored 20 for Miami, which missed a pair of go-ahead shots in the final three seconds. Dwyane Wade missed a 14-footer, and after Andre Drummond missed two free throws at the other end and the Heat got the ball back with 1.1 seconds left, Bosh missed a jumper as time expired.

Wade finished with 19, Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Beno Udrih — starting for injured Goran Dragic — scored 14 for Miami.

KERR NEARING RETURN: Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he is close to returning to the bench, but doesn't have a set date. "I know what you're going to ask already," Kerr said in a surprise fill-in stint for interim coach Luke Walton with the media. "I'm not going to be coaching (today) or Christmas Day. I've got to continue to build on the last week and build my strength and resilience." Kerr has missed the first 27 games because of a spinal fluid leak after back surgery.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Bulls center Joakim Noah will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left shoulder. He left Monday's loss to the Nets in the third quarter. He was on defense when Brooklyn's Andrea Bargnani, after jumping, came down hard on Noah's left arm, bending it back awkwardly. … Guard Deron Williams said he was so miserable playing three seasons with the Nets that he considered retiring. "It took a lot out of me, man, those three years. Some of the hardest in my life," said Williams, who worked out a buyout over the summer and signed with the Mavericks.

Pistons 93, Heat 92

DETROIT (93): Morris 3-7 2-4 8, Ilyasova 3-7 0-0 6, Drummond 4-12 3-6 11, Jackson 8-16 0-0 18, Caldwell-Pope 5-13 2-2 14, Baynes 0-3 1-2 1, S.Johnson 5-10 0-0 14, Blake 4-5 0-0 12, Tolliver 3-5 0-0 9. Totals 35-78 8-14 93.

MIAMI (92): Deng 3-8 3-4 9, Bosh 9-21 0-0 20, Whiteside 7-13 2-2 16, Udrih 7-11 0-0 14, Wade 8-21 3-4 19, Winslow 1-2 0-0 2, Green 3-6 0-0 8, Haslem 0-2 0-0 0, Richardson 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 39-88 10-12 92.

Detroit 18 36 18 21— 93

Miami 34 18 23 17— 92

3-Point GoalsDetroit 15-29 (Blake 4-5, S.Johnson 4-7, Tolliver 3-5, Jackson 2-4, Caldwell-Pope 2-6, Morris 0-1, Ilyasova 0-1), Miami 4-18 (Green 2-3, Bosh 2-7, Haslem 0-1, Winslow 0-1, Udrih 0-3, Deng 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDetroit 53 (Drummond 12), Miami 47 (Whiteside 16). AssistsDetroit 16 (Morris, Caldwell-Pope, S.Johnson, Jackson 3), Miami 13 (Udrih 6). Total FoulsDetroit 11, Miami 12. A19,901 (19,600).

Grizzlies 104, 76ers 90

MEMPHIS (104): Barnes 5-8 0-0 12, Je.Green 3-3 2-2 8, Gasol 7-15 5-5 19, Conley 6-13 5-6 18, Lee 6-12 3-3 15, Randolph 6-10 2-2 14, Allen 0-5 1-4 1, Chalmers 1-7 0-0 2, Ja.Green 3-4 1-2 7, Carter 3-8 0-0 8. Totals 40-85 19-24 104.

PHILADELPHIA (90): Covington 3-9 2-2 8, Grant 3-4 2-2 9, Okafor 8-12 2-3 18, Wroten 2-9 3-8 7, Canaan 5-8 3-6 15, McConnell 1-4 0-0 2, Noel 1-3 3-3 5, Holmes 1-3 1-2 3, Thompson 6-9 0-0 16, Sampson 1-3 5-6 7, Stauskas 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 31-66 21-32 90.

Memphis 31 22 24 27— 104

Philadelphia 23 24 19 24— 90

3-Point GoalsMemphis 5-15 (Barnes 2-4, Carter 2-5, Conley 1-3, Allen 0-1, Chalmers 0-2), Philadelphia 7-23 (Thompson 4-6, Canaan 2-5, Grant 1-1, Holmes 0-1, McConnell 0-1, Sampson 0-1, Wroten 0-2, Stauskas 0-2, Covington 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMemphis 46 (Barnes 10), Philadelphia 50 (Covington, Noel 8). AssistsMemphis 26 (Chalmers 7), Philadelphia 19 (Wroten 7). Total FoulsMemphis 23, Philadelphia 21. Flagrant Fouls—Barnes. A15,552 (20,318).

Raptors 103, Mavericks 99

DALLAS (99): Matthews 6-11 0-0 15, Nowitzki 8-17 0-0 20, Pachulia 3-6 1-1 7, Felton 3-9 0-0 7, Williams 2-7 3-3 7, McGee 1-4 3-4 5, Villanueva 4-10 0-0 9, Parsons 3-8 0-0 6, D.Powell 1-3 1-2 3, Barea 3-9 0-0 8, Jenkins 1-3 0-0 2, Evans 3-3 0-1 6, Anderson 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 40-92 8-11 99.

TORONTO (103): Ross 5-9 2-2 16, Scola 5-11 4-6 15, Biyombo 4-9 1-2 9, Lowry 6-13 3-3 17, DeRozan 10-17 6-8 28, Patterson 0-2 0-0 0, Joseph 3-6 4-4 12, Nogueira 0-0 1-2 1, Wright 0-2 0-0 0, Bennett 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 35-74 21-27 103.

Dallas 16 20 31 32— 99

Toronto 32 17 23 31— 103

3-Point GoalsDallas 11-29 (Nowitzki 4-9, Matthews 3-5, Barea 2-4, Felton 1-3, Villanueva 1-6, Williams 0-1, Jenkins 0-1), Toronto 12-26 (Ross 4-8, DeRozan 2-3, Joseph 2-4, Lowry 2-4, Scola 1-2, Bennett 1-3, Patterson 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDallas 40 (Nowitzki 7), Toronto 60 (Biyombo 20). AssistsDallas 23 (Williams 6), Toronto 20 (Lowry 7). Total FoulsDallas 25, Toronto 19. TechnicalsFelton, Toronto defensive three second. A19,800 (19,800).

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