SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs kept giving the Detroit Pistons hope. Brandon Jennings made the most of a last-second opening.The Pistons guard took a bad inbounds pass by Tim Duncan and drove the length of the court in the final seven seconds, weaving through San Antonios backpedaling defenders, to bank in an 11-foot jumper. The shot Tuesday lifted Detroit to its sixth straight victory, 105-104.His bucket backed up double-doubles from Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe and the Pistons rallied from 18 points down in the first half.We are getting better, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. If you stay in there, sometimes you get a break. We had a very good break at the end. We got lucky at the end. Our resolve to stay in the game right down to the last few seconds was huge.Drummond had 20 points and 17 rebounds and Monroe added 17 points and 11 boards, as the Pistons snapped a four-game skid in San Antonio (21-15). D.J. Augustin added 19 points for Detroit (11-23), which has not lost since waiving Josh Smith on Dec. 22.San Antonio point guard Tony Parker played just 13 minutes in his return from a five-game absence due to a strained left hamstring. He was 0-for-3 shooting and had just two assists, but he did not appear to aggravate the injury.He wanted to play, but Im being conservative, coach Gregg Popovich said. He had 13 minutes. Thats good after sitting out as long as he did; make sure he doesnt reinjure the thing.Parker had missed 13 games total due to the injury, returning twice for a single game only to aggravate his hamstring. The Spurs were 6-7 in Parkers absence.It was part of an odd night for the defending NBA champions.The Spurs rallied behind five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but were 4 for 7 on free throws in the final 2 minutes.San Antonio opted to intentionally foul Detroits Jodie Meeks after Patty Mills made 1 of 2 free throws with 10.8 seconds left to give the Spurs a 104-101 lead.Popovich was succinct when asked why he fouled in that situation.Because I wanted to, he said.Meeks made both shots, pulling the Pistons within 104-103 with eight seconds remaining.Those final eight seconds were the only time Duncan was on the court in the final quarter.I made different choices, Popovich said of his decision to sit Duncan.Duncans inbounds pass went off Mills hands and was gathered by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who passed it to Jennings. Unsure if there was a timeout remaining, Jennings charged down court.Once I got to the frontcourt, I was open for the 3, but I was like, Im not going to shoot the 3, Jennings said. Once I saw (Boris) Diaw get on the outside, Ive got a good opportunity to go past him and I shot the floater off the glass.After an official review, 0.1 seconds were placed on the clock, but the Spurs were unable to tip the ball before time expired.Jeff Ayres had a season-high 16 points and Duncan added 15 for the Spurs (21-15).After trailing by 18 points early in the second quarter, Detroit opened the third on a 23-11 run to take its first lead of the game. The surge included a 10-0 run capped by a pair of free throws by Monroe for a 72-69 lead with 5:11 remaining.TIP-INSPistons: Detroit is averaging 108.4 points in its past five games, exceeding its season average of 96.5. ... The Pistons held their previous five opponents under 45 per cent shooting. San Antonio shot 46 per cent. ... Detroit is averaging 8.5 3-pointers per game, which would eclipse their franchise high of 7.1 set in 1997 should it hold.Spurs: Coach Gregg Popovich continued to use mass substitutions, replacing his entire lineup on several occasions in an effort to keep his team fresh. ... Duncan was issued a technical foul with 5:31 remaining in the third quarter after screaming at Kane Fitzgerald over a non-call on his runner in the lane. ... C Aron Baynes (neck spasms) was a late scratch, sitting out his first game due to injury.UP NEXTPistons: Visit Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.Spurs: Host Phoenix Suns on Friday. Cheap Air Jordan 3 Australia . Off-Season Game Plan looks at a Wild team that has a nice mix of proven veterans along with young, inexpensive talent on the rise. 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The Raptors longest-serving members, Johnson and DeRozan have had two coaches and 56 different teammates in five seasons with the club, all without appearing in a single playoff game.The Colorado Avalanche lost a game last week, but have maintained their hold on top spot in the TSN.ca NHL Power Rankings for another week, ahead of the St. Louis Blues and the Anaheim Ducks. After they were ranked 10th last week, Ducks fans were out in full force to express their dissatisfaction with the rankings process. Of course, when a goaltender comes up from the AHL and has a .952 save percentage in six starts, well, the results are perhaps better than might have been reasonably anticipated by mere models. In any case, the Ducks are rolling and their ranking reflects as much. The Boston Bruins moved from 11 to six, starting to find their footing with one regulation loss in the last five (entering play Monday). With a 7-1-2 record in the last 10 games, the Minnesota Wild have stormed back into the Top 10, jumping from 13 to seven on the strength of Josh Hardings play between the pipes. Outstanding play from goaltender Robin Lehner has lifted the Ottawa Senators up from 18 to 13 while, further down the rankings, the Washington Capitals (4-1-1 in their last six) and the New York Rangers, who have six wins in their last seven games, bothh moved up five spots, to 18 and 19, respectively.dddddddddddd Heading the wrong way, the Tampa Bay Lightning have climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference standings, but a potentially serious injury to Steven Stamkos, suffered Monday afternoon, knocked them from five all the way down to 16. Detroits winless-in-three stretch bumped them from 12 to 17 and the Calgary Flames dropped from 17 to 23 after one win in their last seven games. The New York Islanders, outscored 16-6 on a four-game losing streak, and missing star winger Thomas Vanek due to injury, slipped from 19 to 25. Among other Canadian teams, the Vancouver Canucks fell from four to eight, taking some lumps on Southern California, while the Toronto Maple Leafs moved from nine to 11 and the Montreal Canadiens hold steady at 14. The Winnipeg Jets have won three of four, enough to go from 22 to 20, and the Edmonton Oilers, who have gone nine straight without a regulation win, fall one spot to 28. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. ' ' '