Greg Monroe scored 20 points, but the Detroit Pistons lost in Minnesota on Friday night 114-101. The Pistons have lost two in a row and head to play in Boston on Sunday.
No. 22 Michigan State ended a two game losing streak with an 86-76 win over No. 24 Iowa on Thursday night. Five Spartans scored in double figures led by Travis Trice with 17. Adreian Payne had 14, Denzel Valentine 13, and Keith Appling and Gary Harris added 12 each. The Spartans close out the regular season at Ohio State on Sunday.
The Colorado Avalanche ruined an evening in which the Detroit Red Wings retired the number 5 of Nicklas Lidstrom, by beating the Wings in overtime 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. Tomas Jurco and Niklas Kronwall scored goals for the Red Wings, who host New Jersey on Friday at the Joe.