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Mavs hand Pistons first loss
By wire services
Published November 20, 2005
DALLAS - Josh Howard scored 26 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 23 as the Mavericks dealt the Detroit Pistons their first loss of the season, 119-82 Saturday night.
The Pistons, the NBA's last unbeaten team, opened the season with eight wins to match the second-best start in franchise history - trailing only the 9-0 mark set in 1970-71.
Erick Dampier added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Mavericks, who led by 26 points in the first quarter.
Marquis Daniels had 15 points and six assists, and Devin Harris added 14 points for Dallas, which improved to 4-0 at home and 7-2 overall after its highest-scoring game of the season.
Richard Hamilton had 18 points to lead Detroit, which had been limiting opponents to a league-low 87 points per game. However, the Pistons seemed weary from a road back-to-back situation, coming off a 78-70 win at Houston on Friday night.
Depleted Hornets slap Magic
ORLANDO - David West scored a career-high 34 points and Chris Paul added 21, leading the New Orleans Hornets to a 98-95 victory over the Magic.
New Orleans won despite missing center P.J. Brown and guards J.R. Smith and Speedy Claxton. Brown, attending his mother-in-law's funeral, missed his second consecutive game. Smith missed his fourth straight game due to a sprained left ankle, and Claxton sat out his second in a row with a sprained right ankle.
Hedo Turkoglu and Keyon Dooling had 22 points apiece for Orlando. Dwight Howard had 16 points and 17 rebounds for his seventh straight double-double.
New Orleans converted 15 of 20 free throw attempts in the fourth. The Magic did not go to the line in the period.
NETS 89, WIZARDS 83: Vince Carter scored 19 points and Richard Jefferson had 16 with 13 rebounds, leading host New Jersey.
Jason Kidd and Clifford Robinson had 12 points apiece, and Nenad Krstic added 11 before fouling out for the Nets (5-4), who won their second straight and beat the Wizards for the 15th time in the last 18 meetings.
Antawn Jamison had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead Washington (5-4), which lost its third straight.
Gilbert Arenas, the NBA's third-leading scorer at 27.8 points per game, was held to 17 on 6-of-17 shooting before fouling out in the closing seconds. Brandon Haywood added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wizards, who were just 17-of-31 (54 percent) from the free-throw line.
CAVALIERS 123, 76ERS 120: LeBron James had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double of the season, rallying visiting Cleveland to its seventh win in a row.
SPURS 97, SUNS 91: Tony Parker hit a soft runner in the lane over Steve Nash with 35 seconds to go, and host San Antonio held on for a victory. Parker forced Nash to take an errant shot on the next possession, then calmly hit two free throws to seal it for the Spurs.
TIMBERWOLVES 102, BOBCATS 89: Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Michael Olowokandi scored a season-high 18 points as host Minnesota overcame a slow start and beat Charlotte.
GRIZZLIES 80, JAZZ 72: Damon Stoudamire scored 14, including a game-closing five straight, as visiting Memphis won its fourth straight.