Pistons Put Brakes on Skid in Philly 86-78

Cavaliers shame Wizards, Mavericks stay perfect against Bobcats
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 23, 2008 10:16 PM CST
Detroit Pistons' Richard Hamilton gets a layup as Philadelphia 76ers' Reggie Evan, left, look son during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rusty...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – It wasn't pretty, but Detroit halted a three-game losing streak with a gritty win against youthful Philadelphia. Each team managed only four points in the first eight minutes of the fourth quarter, with Sixers swingman Andre Iguodala bricking two easy looks. Detroit's vaunted starting backcourt had 40 points in the win. Also in the NBA:

  • The Cavaliers embarrassed the Wizards, 121-85, with Lithuanian center Zydrunas Ilgauskas shooting a perfect 10 for 10 from the field.
  • Despite sloppy play late, the Mavericks improved to 7-0 against the Bobcats with a 102-95 win; Devin Harris led all scorers with 23.