Wallace will be back in the lineup and Hamilton could also return Monday night as the Pistons look to continue their home dominance over the Denver Nuggets.
With leading scorer Hamilton sidelined with an illness and Wallace - their leading rebounder - serving a one-game suspension, the Pistons (44-25) coasted to a 121-95 victory Sunday at Milwaukee.
“He works so hard and gets involved,” Prince said of Maxiell, who was making just the sixth start of his two-year career. “Anytime his number is called, he is ready for it and produces. He’s going to make something happen no matter what.”
Fellow regular bench players Flip Murray and Antonio McDyess also made big contributions, combining for 36 points on 15-of-23 shooting from the field.
“These guys could be starters for any other team,” Pistons guard Chauncey Billups said. “But for us, they are great coming off the bench.”
Hamilton’s status is uncertain for this game, but Wallace is expected to play after serving an automatic one-game suspension for picking up his 18th technical foul of the season Friday at San Antonio.
The play of Detroit’s reserves became even more important Sunday after Chris Webber retreated to the locker room for the entire second quarter with possibly the same illness as Hamilton. Webber finished with two points and missed 7 of his 8 field-goal attempts.
The Pistons avoided matching a season-high three-game losing streak. They play eight of their final 13 games at home, where they are 20-13 this season.
Detroit has also won 10 straight home games against the Nuggets since a 99-88 loss on March 10, 1995. The Pistons have won 10 of the last 12 meetings between the teams overall, including a 95-82 victory at Denver on March 9.
The Nuggets (35-33) also avoided their third straight loss Sunday, finishing strong in a 105-93 victory at Cleveland.
Carmelo Anthony - the league’s second-leading scorer - shot 12-for-19 from the floor on his way to 27 points, bouncing back from a season-low 10-point performance in Friday’s 121-94 loss to Toronto.
Allen Iverson added 18 points and 12 assists for Denver, which shot a season-best 60 percent from the field and scored the game’s final eight points.
“After the last game, as men we had to come out and show our pride,” Iverson said.
The win strengthened Denver’s grip on seventh place in the Western Conference, moving it two games in front of the eighth-place Los Angeles Clippers.
J.R. Smith was a factor for the second consecutive game, scoring 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. Smith, who also had five rebounds and four assists Sunday, is averaging 16.5 points in his last two contests after averaging 4.6 in his previous five.