The Piston’s season will end tomorrow night at Philadelphia and the record will show Detroit’s longest winning streak this year was three games. Their last try at winning four straight came last night at the Palace, where Cleveland stopped Detroit 110-to-101. Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 29 points and 14 assists.
Piston’s forward Charlie Villanueva and Cleveland's Ryan Hollins were both tossed in the fourth quarter when a pushing battle ensued after a screen was set by Villanueva. Both players had to be separated by teammates and coaches. And later, Villanueva had to be restrained by police after he made a rush toward the Cleveland locker room.
After the game, Villaneuva said he shouldn’t have let his emotions get the best of him. Witnessing the whole thing was Detroit’s owner in waiting Tom Gores, who could be getting ready to make wholesale changes following the Piston’s miserable season and their 29-and-52 record heading into the last game against the 76’ers.