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NBA Roundup

November 4, 2008

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Pistons 101, Bobcats 83

Charlotte, N.C. - Richard Hamilton scored 19 points, and Detroit concluded a wild day by beating the Bobcats on Monday night, ensuring Allen Iverson will join an unbeaten team.

Playing short-handed hours after acquiring Iverson in a blockbuster deal with Denver, the balanced Pistons toyed with former coach Larry Brown's new team, improving to 3-0 and perhaps showing Iverson that he'll have plenty of scoring options when he takes over at point guard.

Rasheed Wallace added 15 points, and four other players scored in double figures.

Cavaliers 100, Mavericks 81

Dallas - LeBron James snapped a third-quarter tie with a flying rebound-layup, then Mo Williams broke things open early in the fourth, sending Cleveland over Dallas.

James was only 8-of-20, but scored 29 points and took over when his team needed it. Cleveland let a 16-point lead fritter into a tie at 63, then Daniel Gibson missed a jumper from the corner, only to see James zoom in, grab the rebound and bank it in, all in one motion. He followed with a three-point play and a pair of free throws.

Dirk Nowitzki was held to eight points on 3-of-11 shooting.

76ers 125, Kings 91

Philadelphia - Thaddeus Young scored 18 points, Lou Williams had 17, and Philadelphia routed winless Sacramento.

Willie Green scored 16 points, and Elton Brand had 15 for the Sixers, who were up 20 points at halftime and were able to stretch the lead in the second half instead of blowing it like they did Saturday at Atlanta.

Magic 96, Bulls 93

Orlando, Fla. - Dwight Howard had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Orlando held off Chicago after Andres Nocioni's missed three-pointer at the buzzer.

Rashard Lewis finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Magic wiped out an early nine-point Bulls lead and led by as many as 17.

Drew Gooden led Chicago with 21 points. Nocioni added 20 and Ben Gordon 17.

Grizzlies 90, Warriors 79

Memphis, Tenn. - Marc Gasol had 27 points and 16 rebounds to help Memphis.

Gasol went 9-for-11 from the field and the free-throw line for Memphis, which ended a seven-game skid in the series against Golden State.

Jazz 89, Clippers 73

Los Angeles - Paul Millsap scored 15 of his 24 points during a decisive 17-3 run in the fourth quarter, and unbeaten Utah beat winless Los Angeles.

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