AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- For a few crazy minutes Tuesday night, it was 2005 again at The Palace.
The Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs were battling down the stretch, just like they did in that seven-game championship series, and Ben Wallace and Tim Duncan were at the center of it.
Wallace is only a few months from the end of his 16-season career, but he didn't show his age. On the night he broke Avery Johnson's record for games by an undrafted player, Wallace played the final 18 minutes, battling Duncan most of the way.
"It was an exciting game for me to have the opportunity to play against Tim," Wallace said. "We have a lot of history against those guys. I knew this was one of those games where everyone would be ready to play."
Wallace even drained a very rare three-pointer, helping the Pistons rally from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter. It was just the seventh triple of his 1,055-game career.
"The three-ball, that's something y'all haven't seen before," Wallace sa...