The Miami Heat’s 10-game win streak came to end Tuesday night with a 107-97 loss to the Detroit Pistons. Throughout the night, Miami would get close but just could not make the extra play. Three times the Heat cut the lead to one or a tie and could not capitalize.
LeBron James and Michael Beasley each scored a team-high 23 points.
Should the Heat have won, the headline would have read “Michael Beasley Scores Season-High 23 Points To Lead Heat Past Pistons.” Beasley was efficient on 9-of-16 shooting including 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. Dwyane Wade sat the game out on a count of rest.
The Pistons used a balance offensive attack and moved the ball well against Miami’s aggressive help defense. Seven players scored in double digits with Kyle Singler leading the pack with 18 points including 4-of-7 from three. Detroit shot lights out on the night, converting on 51.3 percent on its shots.
Miami (14-4) travels to the United Center Thursday, Dec. 5 to face the Chicago Bulls at 9:30 pm ET on TNT.