Heat beat Pistons 120-115 in OT
Tuesday Nov 06, 2018 12:00am
(DETROIT) – Minus their big man, the Miami Heat were looking for someone to come up big. Josh Richardson answered the call. The 6 foot 6 shooting guard scored 27 points to lead the short-handed Heat past the Detroit Pistons 120-115 in overtime Monday night. Richardson hit four free throws in the final 2.1 seconds to clinch it, ending Miami's three-game skid. Detroit has dropped five in a row. The Heat played without center Hassan Whiteside, who is second in the NBA in rebounding (14.6 per game) and blocked shots (2.75). Richardson had nine of Miami's 15 points in overtime. Kelly Olynyk, filling Whiteside's spot on the floor, scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half. Goran Dragic had 21 points and Wade, playing his farewell NBA season, contributed 18 off the bench. Andre Drummond had 25 points for Detroit, and the NBA rebounding leader pulled down 24 boards. It was a putback by Drummond with 0.5 seconds left on the clock that sent the game to overtime. Reggie Jackson scored 25 and Langston Galloway added 21 off the bench. Blake Griffin, second in the league in scoring, had 24 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.