WASHINGTON Richard Hamilton had 20 points to become the 10th-leading scorer in Pistons history, and he added nine assists and seven rebounds to help Detroit earn its 10th consecutive victory by beating the Washington Wizards 106-93 Wednesday night.
It's the Pistons' longest winning streak since an 11-gamer in January 2006, and their average margin of victory during the current run is 16.8 points.
How lopsided was this one? Detroit led by double digits throughout the second half.
The Wizards (15-15) were paced by Caron Butler's 22 points and Antawn Jamison's 21, but they again failed to defeat a top team. Washington's last victory over a club with a winning record came Dec. 1 against the Toronto Raptors.
CELTICS 97, ROCKETS 93: At Boston, Kevin Garnett scored 11 of his 26 points in the last seven minutes, adding nine rebounds to help Boston beat Houston for its seventh consecutive victory.
CAVALIERS 98, HAWKS 94: At Cleveland, LeBron James scored 32 of his 36 points in the second half and Larry Hughes, whose shooting woes have been an ongoing problem for Cleveland, made a crucial jumper down the stretch to lead the Cavaliers past Atlanta.
TRAIL BLAZERS 90, TIMBERWOLVES 79: At Minneapolis, Brandon Roy scored 24 points and Portland beat woeful Minnesota for its 14th victory in 15 games.
MAVERICKS 121, WARRIORS 99: At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 points and Josh Howard added 19 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Mavericks past their pesky nemesis in Golden State's first trip to Dallas since last season's historic playoff upset.
NETS 96, MAGIC 95: At Orlando, Jason Kidd made a key defensive stop and nearly had a triple-double, helping New Jersey overcome a 15-point deficit to defeat Orlando.
BULLS 109, BOBCATS 97: At Charlotte, Ben Gordon scored 22 points, Luol Deng added 21 points and 13 rebounds and Chicago continued its strong play under interim coach Jim Boylan with a win over Charlotte.
GRIZZLIES 90, PACERS 72: At Indianapolis, Pau Gasol scored 30 points and Memphis beat Indiana to snap a five-game losing streak.
Gasol also had 12 rebounds and shot 11-for-19 from the field.
BUCKS 103, HEAT 98: At Miami, Mo Williams reminded the Miami Heat why they wanted him during the offseason, scoring 25 points with nine assists for Milwaukee.
HORNETS 95, CLIPPERS 81: At Los Angeles, David West had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Paul added 16 points and 13 assists, and New Orleans broke open a tight game in the third quarter to beat Los Angeles.