Elbowed to Head, Carter Responds
Unselfish Raptors, hot-starting Pistons leash Wolves, Cats
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 10, 2008 10:56 PM CST
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reacts from his courtside seat during the fourth quarter of NBA basketball as the New Jersey Nets beat the Mavericks 101-82 Sunday night, Feb. 10, 2008 in East Rutherford,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Things looked bad for the Nets when Vince Carter took an elbow to the face early in the second quarter, then shakily left the court; however, Carter returned to score 25 points (29 total) and key a 21-0 run that put away the Mavericks for good, 101-82. Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki struggled, shooting just 25%. Also in hoops:

  • Tayshaun Prince led a fast start for Detroit with 14 first-quarter points, and the Pistons cruised against the Bobcats, 113-87, after learning forward Rasheed Wallace would replace Boston's Kevin Garnett at the All-Star Game.
  • T.J. Ford and Jose Calderon combined for 23 assists in Toronto's 105-82 win in Minnesota.