Pistons Roar Back to Beat Sonics

Bobcats top T-Wolves, Grizzlies keep sliding with loss to Bulls
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2008 11:38 PM CST
Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince, left, drives against Seattle SuperSonics forward Jeff Green in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Prince...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Sonics couldn't maintain their early excellence last night, ultimately losing  to Detroit, 100-97. After shooting 82 percent in the first quarter, and accumulating a 13-point lead, Seattle's level of play dropped dramatically as Detroit, led by Tayshaun Prince and Chauncey Billups, took the lead with a dominating fourth quarter to win their fifth of six. In other NBA action:

  • Charlotte finally put a stop to a nine-game road losing streak with a decisive 109-89 victory over Minnesota, the AP reports. The loss makes 11 in 13 games for the T-Wolves
  • Memphis extended a more dubious loss streak to nine games, as the Bulls topped them 112-97. This marks the worst play Bobcats fans have seen since the 2002-03 season