|Detroit's Rasheed Wallace sends home 2 of his 10 points. (DUANE BURLESON/ASSOCIATED PRESS)|
Pistons make it 7 straight
The Detroit Pistons got the Los Angeles Clippers at the right time, and they knew it.
Chris Webber had 19 points and nine rebounds and the Pistons beat the shorthanded Clippers, 92-74, last night in Auburn Hills, Mich., for their seventh straight victory.
The Clippers staggered in for their last stop on a seven-game trip and fell to 8-19 on the road. They were missing Elton Brand, who was a late scratch with back spasms.
Richard Hamilton scored 15 points and Tayshaun Prince added 14 for Detroit, which had all of its starters score in double figures.
Cuttino Mobley led Los Angeles with 17 points, and Corey Maggette added 15.
Chris Kaman had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers before fouling out midway through the fourth.
Nuggets 123, Warriors 111 -- At Denver, J.R. Smith scored 28 points and was matched by Carmelo Anthony, who sat out much of the fourth quarter after his bruised right thigh tightened up.
Nene added 24 points for the Nuggets and Marcus Camby had 8 points and seven rebounds in his return from a four-game absence with a pulled groin and the flu.
Al Harrington had 24 points for the Warriors.
Jazz 102, Hawks 76 -- Mehmet Okur had 19 points and six rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter and Utah won its fifth in a row while ending Atlanta's five-game road winning streak.
Andrei Kirilenko chipped in 11 points and four blocks for the Jazz, who are on their longest winning streak since taking eight in a row in November.