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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pistons guard Stuckey collapses during loss to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) Rodney Stuckey was walking over to give rookie Jonas Jerebko some advice Friday night when he started feeling dizzy and sat down.

Shortly after he asked for some water, he slumped unconscious into the arms of Pistons trainer Arnie Kander.

Stuckey was to remain overnight at the Cleveland Clinic after collapsing and being taken from the arena by ambulance during the third quarter of Cleveland's 99-92 win over the Pistons.

"He is stable and that is good news," Pistons coach John Kuester said. "I think he is going to be OK."

LeBron James had 40 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as the Cavaliers rallied from a 21-point deficit in the first half, but the game was overshadowed by the scary scene in the third quarter.

Pistons teammate Tayshaun Prince sat silent in his chair a few feet away with his head down, and the Cavaliers huddled together near their bench also with their heads bowed as Stuckey was being treated.

Kuester was shaken by the scene because of his past involvement in similar situations.

"It's not pleasant to talk about," Kuester said. "All that matters is he's going to be OK."

The Pistons struggled after Stuckey's collapse. Detroit led 67-61 when he fell ill. Detroit scored just one basket the rest of the quarter.

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