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Basketball: Heat's 10-game NBA win streak snapped by Pistons

Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) shoots a 3-pointer over Miami Heat's Norris Cole (30) in the fourth quarter of the Miami Heat-Detroit Pistons NBA basketball game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. The Pistons won 107-97. -- PHOTO: AP
Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) shoots a 3-pointer over Miami Heat's Norris Cole (30) in the fourth quarter of the Miami Heat-Detroit Pistons NBA basketball game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. The Pistons won 107-97. -- PHOTO: AP
LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat shoots during a game against the Detroit Pistons at American Airlines Arena on Dec 3, 2013 in Miami, Florida. -- PHOTO: AFP
LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat shoots during a game against the Detroit Pistons at American Airlines Arena on Dec 3, 2013 in Miami, Florida. -- PHOTO: AFP
Detroit Pistons' Rodney Stuckey (3) drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Ray Allen (34) defends during the first half of the game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. -- PHOTO: AP
Detroit Pistons' Rodney Stuckey (3) drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Ray Allen (34) defends during the first half of the game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. -- PHOTO: AP
Miami Heat's Norris Cole (30) passes the ball as Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (left) defends during the first half of the game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. -- PHOTO: AP
Miami Heat's Norris Cole (30) passes the ball as Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe (left) defends during the first half of the game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. -- PHOTO: AP
Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) attempts a shot as Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith (left) and Rodney Stuckey (3) defend during the first half of the game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. -- PHOTO: AP
Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) attempts a shot as Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith (left) and Rodney Stuckey (3) defend during the first half of the game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. -- PHOTO: AP
Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) shoots as Miami Heat's Michael Beasley (8) and Chris Bosh (centre) look on during the first half of the game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. The Pistons won 107-97. -- PHOTO: AP
Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond (0) shoots as Miami Heat's Michael Beasley (8) and Chris Bosh (centre) look on during the first half of the game on Dec 3, 2013, in Miami. The Pistons won 107-97. -- PHOTO: AP

MIAMI, Dec 04, 2013 (AFP) - With star guard Dwyane Wade sidelined by sore knees, the reigning National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Miami Heat saw their 10-game win streak snapped on Tuesday, falling to the Detroit Pistons 107-97.

Kyle Singler's 18 points led seven double-figure scorers for the Pistons while Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey each added 16 points and Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith both scored 15 points for Detroit.

The Heat had not lost since Boston won at Miami on Nov 9 on Jeff Green's 3-pointer at the buzzer.

LeBron James and Michael Beasley each scored 23 points to pace the Heat, who had won 14 of their previous 16 meetings with the Pistons.

Andre Drummond scored 10 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Pistons took full advantage of 11 steals, four from Jennings, to produce 29 points off 19 Heat turnovers.

The Heat trailed 82-68 entering the fourth quarter and fell behind by as many as 17 points before pulling within 91-88 on a James slam dunk.

But James and Chris Bosh each missed potential tying three-point shots and Miami went nearly four minutes without making a shot from the field, falling behind 98-91 and coming no closer the rest of the way.

Bosh added 14 points and Ray Allen 12 for Miami, which was kept to only 43.9 per cent shooting from the field for the game.