- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 29, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, MICH. (AP) - Tayshaun Prince scored 21 points, Rodney Stuckey added 16 points and Allen Iverson returned from a back injury to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-97 on Sunday and gain ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Iverson, who missed 16 games, scored eight points in 22 minutes as Detroit pulled within 1 1/2 games of Philadelphia for sixth place in the conference.

Philadelphia’s Samuel Dalembert left in the first quarter with a leg injury and didn’t return.

Richard Hamilton had 14 points and seven assists for the Pistons, and Antonio McDyess scored 13.

Andre Iguodala had 24 points and Thaddeus Young added 22 for the 76ers.



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