NBA: Miami 102, Detroit 96 (OT)

April 15, 2009 at 11:52 PM

MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- Will Bynum scored eight points in overtime Wednesday and Miami closed out the regular season with a 102-96 decision over Detroit.

Both sides rested key players for the upcoming playoffs, but the game turned into an entertaining one with Detroit's Kwame Brown hitting a game-tying layup with 8 seconds to play in the fourth quarter.

Bynum then dominated the overtime, backing up a career-high, 26-point performance by Chris Quinn and 22 points from Michael Beasley.

Miami rested Dwyane Wade and Detroit played without Richard Hamilton and Antonio McDyess. Brown led the Pistons with a season-high 17 points.

Detroit, the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, will play Cleveland in the opening round of the playoffs. Miami, the No. 5 seed, will take on Atlanta in the first round.

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