Wounded Pistons top Nets, 83-75

win is fifth in row

January 01, 2009|By From Sun news services

Allen Iverson scored 19 points and Tayshaun Prince added 16 to help the undermanned Detroit Pistons (19-11) win their fifth straight game, 83-75, over the visiting New Jersey Nets (15-17) yesterday.

Both teams lost key players during the game. New Jersey's Vince Carter was ejected after arguing a second-quarter call with referee Derrick Stafford, and Rasheed Wallace didn't play in the second half after injuring his foot in the first quarter.

76ers 100, Clippers 92: Andre Iguodala had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Philadelphia (13-18) held off Los Angeles (8-23) to end a four-game losing streak. Al Thornton scored 24 points for the Clippers, who lost their fifth in a row.

Nuggets 114, Raptors 107: Nene scored 21 points, Carmelo Anthony (Towson Catholic) added 20 and visiting Denver beat Toronto (12-20).

Chauncey Billups scored 18 points and J.R. Smith had 16 for the Nuggets (21-12), with Kenyon Martin adding 15 and reserves Linas Kleiza and Chris Andersen each scoring 10.

Rockets 85, Bucks 81: Yao Ming had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Luis Scola added 11 points and 10rebounds, and Houston (21-12) beat visiting Milwaukee (15-18) for the eighth straight time.

Thunder 107, Warriors 100: Jeff Green scored 26 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and Oklahoma City (4-29) beat visiting Golden State (10-24).

Magic 113, Bulls 94: Rashard Lewis set the tone by scoring 16 of his 21 points in the first half and visiting Orlando (25-7) rolled over Chicago (14-18) for its eighth win in nine games.

Off the court

Jurisprudence: : Former NBA star and current NBA television commentator Charles Barkley, 45, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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