2008: Allen Iverson & Pistons End LeBron/Cavs 8-Game Win Streak
For almost 3 quarters, LeBron James and the red hot Cavs looked like they were on their way to celebrating their 9th win a row. But Allen Iverson, Rasheed Wallace and the Detroit streak busters – who just ended the Lakers 7-game streak a week earlier – took over in the 2nd half, making 12 of their first 13 shots in the 4th and came away with a 96-89 win.
Wallace scored 10 of his 21 and Rodney Stuckey scored 7 of his 9 points in the 4th quarter.
“They played a great second half and we didn’t respond,” Cavs coach Mike Brown said. “It was like a bunch of their players got together at halftime and said, ‘Let’s bear down and take this game away from the Cavaliers,’ and that’s just what they did. They brought us to a complete standstill.
Allen Iverson scored a team-high 23 (8-16fg) for the Pistsons, while LeBron (8-21fg) and Mo Williams each scored 25 for the Cavs.
The game was a pleasure to watch for Pistons fans who were still hurting from LeBron’s GM5 performance in 2007, when he scored the final 25 points for the Cavs on his way to 48.