Pistons knock off short-handed Heat

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Detroit's Kyle Singler goes to the basket against Miami's Mario Chalmers during the first half of the Pistons' victory.  DUANE BURLESON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Detroit's Kyle Singler goes to the basket against Miami's Mario Chalmers during the first half of the Pistons' victory.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Will Bynum had 25 points and 10 assists, leading another spirited performance by the Detroit bench, and the Pistons beat the short-handed Miami Heat 109-99 on Friday night despite 35 points by LeBron James.

Miami was without Dwyane Wade, suspended for a game by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with a Charlotte player Wednesday.

Charlie Villanueva had 18 points and Austin Daye added 11, helping the Pistons snap Miami’s six-game winning streak.

Chris Bosh had 28 points for Miami.

NETS 97, BOBCATS 81

In New York, P.J. Carlesimo got a victory in his Brooklyn debut, and the Nets sent Charlotte to its 17th consecutive loss.

Brook Lopez had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets.

Hakim Warrick scored 13 points and Ramon Sessions had 12 for the Bobcats.

WIZARDS 105, MAGIC 97

In Washington, Jordan Crawford scored 27 points and the worst-in-the-NBA Wizards showed they can still win a game every once in a while, breaking an eight-game skid.

Arron Afflalo scored 26 points and J.J. Redick added 23 for the Magic.

RAPTORS 104, HORNETS 97 (OT)

In New Orleans, DeMar Derozan scored 30 points and surging Toronto knocked off New Orleans in overtime. The Raptors have won six of seven.

Anthony Davis scored 25 points for the Hornets.

NUGGETS 106, MAVERICKS 85

In Dallas, Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 39 points and Denver spoiled Dirk Nowitzki’s first home game since returning from knee surgery by knocking off the Mavericks.

Nowitzki had five points in 17 minutes in his third game back.

SPURS 122, ROCKETS 116

In San Antonio, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined to score 84 points, and the Spurs snapped Houston’s five-game winning streak.

James Harden scored 33 points for Houston.

PACERS 97, SUNS 91

In Indianapolis, George Hill scored 22 points, including three 3-pointers, and led Indiana over Phoenix.

Sebastian Telfair had 19 points and six assists for the Suns.


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