January 22, 2013 |
KENNETH FARIED scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets overcame 30-plus point games from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to beat visiting Oklahoma City, 121-118, snapping the Thunder's six-game winning streak. Corey Brewer scored 26 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Nuggets, who reversed a 20-point loss to Oklahoma City last Wednesday. Danilo Gallinari added 18 points and Faried finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Thunder, who beat Dallas in overtime Friday night behind a career-high 52 points from Durant, lost for the first time in five overtime games this season.
January 11, 2008 |
Rasheed Wallace had 23 points and 15 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons bounced back from a loss the previous night to beat the host San Antonio Spurs, 90-80, last night. Richard Hamilton scored 18 points for Detroit, and Tayshaun Prince added 17 to help the Pistons hand the Spurs their third home loss of the season and second in a row. Tim Duncan had 24 points and 15 rebounds for San Antonio, and Tony Parker added 12 points, going 4-for-13 from the field. Detroit snapped a two-game losing streak that followed an 11-game winning streak.
July 5, 2006 |
A day after losing defensive standout Ben Wallace to the Chicago Bulls, the Detroit Pistons reached an agreement with free-agent center Nazr Mohammed yesterday, a person within the NBA told the Associated Press. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because NBA free agents can't actually sign contracts until next Wednesday, said the team and Mohammed agreed on a five-year contract - with the final year being an option - that will pay him about $5 million next season. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound center, who turns 29 on Sept.
May 26, 2006 |
The start, story line and result were different. Tayshaun Prince had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Richard Hamilton scored 22 and the host Detroit Pistons bounced back and held on to beat the Miami Heat, 92-88, last night in Game 2, evening the Eastern Conference finals. Detroit got off to a great start after an awful one in the opener. Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade's supporting cast was lackluster following its outstanding performance. But the Heat still made it close with a frantic rally - scoring 17 points in the final 1 minute, 46 seconds after trailing by 12. "I'm going to go to that offense in the beginning of the night," Miami coach Pat Riley joked.
May 18, 2006 |
All series long, the Detroit Pistons huffed and puffed. Last night, it was LeBron James and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers who blew their house in. A stunning role reversal on the Cavs' fairy-tale ride? Maybe not. The Cavaliers defeated the Pistons, 86-84, and took a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. "It's just basketball," James said. "They're not the big, bad wolf. And we're not the three little pigs. " The Pistons, on the brink of elimination after two straight trips to the NBA Finals, have not been giving much respect to the Cavs, who are in the second round for the first time since 1993.
March 30, 2006 |
If last night's game between the 76ers and the Detroit Pistons was indeed a preview of the first round of the NBA playoffs, the postseason for the Sixers would last as long as it took ABC, ESPN and the rest to schedule four games. The Pistons, owners of the best record in the NBA, completed a three-game series sweep of the Sixers last night with a 101-91 victory at the Wachovia Center, and sent the home team down to its 10th loss in its last 12 games. But this is the Eastern Conference, remember?
June 22, 2005 |
It has not been the prettiest of NBA Finals, but it has been among the most competitive in recent memory. These Detroit Pistons, who never go away without a fight, and these San Antonio Spurs, who grind you into dust beneath their feet. Last night, it was the Pistons who refused to let this city party, as it was so desperate to do. Detroit gave the Spurs a lot of Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton early, and the rest of its tough bunch late, in a 95-86 victory over the Spurs that tied these Finals at three games apiece.
June 1, 2005 |
Larry Brown will return to Detroit to coach at least one more game. His defending champion Pistons made sure of it. Detroit ensured that the Eastern Conference finals will last at least six games, getting a big performance from Coatesville's Richard Hamilton on both ends of the court to defeat the Miami Heat, 106-96, last night in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series. The Pistons, who took the lead for good after Shaquille O'Neal got into foul trouble in the first quarter, knotted the series at two games each heading into Game 5 tomorrow in Miami.
May 3, 2005 |
Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince shot a few free throws yesterday, didn't run on his sprained right ankle, then pronounced himself ready to play tonight in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the 76ers. Detroit, which leads the series, three games to one, can advance with a victory at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Nobody should be surprised about Prince's recuperative powers - or his durability. Prince has played in 206 consecutive games, counting the postseason.
February 20, 2004 |
The Detroit Pistons got a lot better without giving a lot away, getting Rasheed Wallace from the Atlanta Hawks yesterday in the most significant deal before the NBA trading deadline. Pistons president Joe Dumars gave up a pair of first-round draft picks and four reserves - Bob Sura, Zeljko Rebraca, Lindsey Hunter and Chucky Atkins - in a three-way trade also involving the Boston Celtics. A total of four trades were made yesterday, two apiece by the Utah Jazz and Orlando Magic.