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Pistons hand Hawks second straight loss

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Ben Gordon scored 22 points and made two key defensive plays in the final minute, leading the injury-riddled Detroit Pistons to a 90-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

The win came one night after the Pistons snapped an 11-game losing streak in Philadelphia. Detroit had lost 18 of its previous 20, dating to Feb. 24.

Detroit came into the game missing starters Tayshaun Prince (personal reasons) and Richard Hamilton (ankle), then lost Rodney Stuckey to a first-half rib injury. The Pistons were also missing reserves Jason Maxiell (back) and Chris Wilcox (hamstring).

The Hawks (49-29) have lost two straight and fell into a tie with Boston for third place in the Eastern Conference.