PHILADELPHIA, May 1 (Ticker) -- Chauncey Billups rescued the Detroit Pistons. Then Rasheed Wallace broke the heart of his hometown team.

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Philadelphia's Allen Iverson followed a brilliant 37-point, 15-assist performance in Game Three with 36 points, but made just two free throws in overtime and failed to get off a shot in the final minute.

Meanwhile, former 76ers coach Larry Brown designed set plays for Wallace and Richard Hamilton to hurt Philadelphia in overtime.

"We really defended well down the stretch and in the overtime," Brown said. "There were so many guys that made huge shots. Rasheed got us going in overtime. I'm proud of my team. We kept our poise and got the win."

Wallace hit a jumper over Samuel Dalembert to start overtime and followed with a 3-pointer from the right corner for a 90-85 lead with 2:44 remaining.

The Sixers tied it on a 3-pointer by Chris Webber with 2:27 left and a pair of free throws by Iverson with 1:48 remaining.

Wallace, who was born and starred in high school in Philadelphia, converted another 3-pointer to give Detroit the lead for good at 93-90 with 1:29 remaining.

"They were shots that we needed and they were shots that were open," Wallace said. "Going into the overtime, we knew that they had the momentum so we had to make the first couple of shots and put the pressure back on them."

Dalembert scored on a drive to make it a one-point game with 1:07 left, but the Sixers did not score again. They had a chance to take the lead, but Webber, who scored 23 points, left a 3-pointer short with 37 seconds remaining.

Hamilton converted 10-footer from the left baseline off an inbounds pass with 14 seconds to go, increasing the margin to 95-92.

"We took a lot of time off the shot clock there and I was able to get a good shot off," said Hamilton, who is from nearby Coatesville. "Before that, Chauncey hit some big shots for us in the fourth quarter and Rasheed hit some big threes in overtime."

With the Pistons double-teaming Iverson on the perimeter, Kyle Korver threw up a wild 3-pointer that went off the backboard and the Sixers fouled Hamilton, who made two free throws to seal the win.

"We were looking for a three right off the bat," Sixers coach Jim O'Brien said. "They are an extremely good foul-shooting team. We had four different options and things just didn't work out. They defended it well."

The loss was especially heartbreaking for the Sixers, who squandered a nine-point lead with six minutes left in the fourth quarter and still had a chance to take the lead with three seconds remaining. But Detroit native Willie Green made just 1-of-2 free throws.

Billups scored seven straight points with a jumper from the arc, a runner in the lane and two free throws to tie it at 80-80 with 49 seconds left.

"I decided to run the offense and try to be aggressive and see if I could get it going a little bit," Billups said. "The guys found me and the shots were going down."

Iverson hit a jumper in the lane over Hamilton to give Philadelphia an 82-80 advantage with 28 seconds remaining, but Billups responded with a 3-pointer from the left corner, giving Detroit the lead with 22 seconds left.

Green missed a 3-pointer but grabbed the rebound and was fouled by Billups with three seconds to play. A 78 percent free throw shooter, Green missed the first before making the second to tie the game at 83-83.

"I was concentrating on trying to sink it," Green said. "Unfortunately, I came up short on the free throw that could have won the game for us."

The series shifts back to Detroit for Game Five on Tuesday.

"From a team standpoint, we gave the effort and that's all I care about," said Iverson, who made 14-of-24 shots and added eight assists. "I feel good about everything that we tried to do. It just hurts that we couldn't get the win."