Pacers Can't Keep Up With Pistons, Again

Magic trump Bobcats, Mavericks put halt to streaking Hawks
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2007 11:20 PM CST
Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton, left, is defended by Indiana Pacers guard Kareem Rush during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. The Pistons...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Pistons added a second straight win against the Pacers to their list of eight consecutive victories today, with a 98-92 game dominated by Richard Hamilton. Rip's 24 points augmented Chauncey Billups's 17, and Tayshaun Prince nailed all of his free throws to secure the win, reports the Detroit News. In other hoops action:

  • Hedo Turkoglu put in 28 points to help Orlando come back from a third-quarter deficit and defeat Charlotte, 104-95.
  • Dallas busted up Atlanta's longest streak in eight years with a 97-84 win, that started out with a 12-0 run sparked by the sharp shooting of Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard.