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NBA: Phoenix 92, Detroit 89

Nov. 3, 2012 at 12:47 AM   |   Comments

PHOENIX, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Sebastian Telfair gave Phoenix a 3-point lead with 4 seconds to play Friday and the Suns survived a last-second shot to down Detroit 92-89.

The Suns owned a nine-point advantage heading into the final 90 seconds and almost let the lead get away.

A 3-point shot by Detroit's Kyle Singler brought the Pistons within two and Telfair was fouled immediately after Phoenix inbounded the ball.

Telfair missed his first free throw, but made the second for a three-point advantage. Brandon Knight then missed a shot from beyond the arc that would have forced overtime.

Both teams lost their season opener.

Marcin Gortat dominated inside for much of the game and led Phoenix with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Michael Beasley also scored 16 for the Suns and Goran Dragic had 15.

Tayshaun Prince produced 18 points for the Pistons. The teams combined to make just 6-of-24 from 3-point range.

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