AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 6 (UPI) -- Tayshaun Prince put Detroit in front with 1:26 left in overtime Tuesday and the Pistons shut out Los Angeles down the stretch to edge the Lakers 88-85.
Kobe Bryant saved the Lakers at the end of regulation by hitting a 3-pointer just before the buzzer, but he missed another 3-point try with 3 seconds to go in the extra period that left Detroit with the win.
The Lakers had a three-game winning streak snapped as they opened a stretch of five road contests in six outings.
Prince hit a jump shot to give Detroit an 86-85 lead in the extra period and the Lakers could never respond. They missed their last four shots and the Pistons boosted their advantage to three points on two free throws by Rod Stuckey with 37 seconds remaining.
Stuckey scored 34 points to lead five Detroit players in double figures. Ben Gordon added 15.