The Detroit Pistons were facing a game that, if lost, would have given them their longest losing streak of the season.
Even if that had happened - and it didn't - Rasheed Wallace wasn't going to let it get him down.
"We could lose five or six games in a row, but we're the type of team, we don't hang our heads and walk around moping," said Wallace, who had 23 points and 15 rebounds to carry Detroit to a 90-80 victory last night over the Spurs in San Antonio.
Detroit snapped a two-game losing streak, and handed the Spurs their second loss in a row and third of the season at home.
The Pistons bounced back from a loss in Dallas Wednesday night, keeping the Spurs at bay beginning with a burst late in the first quarter and eventually going up by as many as 20 points. Tim Duncan had 24 points and 15 rebounds for San Antonio. And with the losing streak behind his team, Wallace couldn't help looking forward.
"This is a good team. I think, in my opinion, this is one of the teams we'll see in the Finals," Wallace said. "So, it's always a good game with us and San Antonio."
Kings 116, Grizzlies 113 - John Salmons had 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists to help host Sacramento rally late in the fourth quarter.
Down by 10 points midway through the period, the Kings got back in the game with a 10-2 run and pulled ahead behind the clutch play of Salmons, Francisco Garcia, and Brad Miller, who had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Jazz 108, Suns 86 - Mehmet Okur scored 22 points and pulled down 17 rebounds and host Utah routed tired and shorthanded Phoenix.