Bobcats dump Pistons, 102-96
Published: Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Raymond Felton had 18 points and seven assists to lead six double-digit scorers for the banged-up Charlotte Bobcats in a 102-96 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
The Pistons, one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, seemed to play as if they could just show up and win against one of the conference's worst teams.
The Bobcats proved that kind of lackluster effort can lead to a loss against them.
Detroit's Richard Hamilton scored 23 points before being ejected with two technical fouls, called about a minute apart, with 1:04 left because he was complaining to official Ron Olesiak.
PACERS 97, CELTICS 84
Jermaine O'Neal scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and Jamaal Tinsley added 17 points and 13 assists to help visiting Indiana beat Boston.
MAVS 99, TRAIL BLAZERS 74
Jason Terry scored 20 points and Josh Howard added 17 as host Dallas beat Portland.
HORNETS 96, HAWKS 77
Jannero Pargo scored 24 points and Rasual Butler added 21 to help visiting New Orleans end a five-game losing streak with a win over listless Atlanta.
WIZARDS 113, BULLS 103
With Gilbert Arenas slowed again by Chicago, host Washington relied on strong contributions from Caron Butler, Antonio Daniels and DeShawn Stevenson to beat the Bulls for a seventh consecutive home win.
Raptors 90, Bucks 77
Chris Bosh scored 30 points and tied a career-high with six blocks to lead Toronto to a win over host Milwaukee, handing the short-handed Bucks their fourth straight loss.
KNICKS 106, 76ERS 99
Stephon Marbury scored 24 points, Eddy Curry added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and host New York rolled.
CLIPPERS 92, TIMBERWOLVES 91
Corey Maggette came back from a brief injury absence to score 21 points, sinking the winning shot from the corner with less than 5 seconds left in visiting Los Angeles' win over Minnesota.
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