Rodney Stuckey scored 40 points, topping his previous career high by 13, and the Detroit Pistons overcame an injury to Allen Iverson in a 104-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls last night at Auburn Hills, Mich.
Stuckey helped the Pistons end a two-game skid and improve to 11-11 since Iverson joined the team. The star guard managed only five points, however, sitting out most of the second half with a groin strain. He shot 0-for-7 from the field and made five of six free throws, but had eight assists in 24 minutes.
Tayshaun Prince had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit, Richard Hamilton scored 14, and Antonio McDyess added 10 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Larry Hughes led the Bulls with 19 points.
Detroit's Rasheed Wallace got his NBA-high 11th technical foul in the third quarter.
In other games:
* At Indianapolis, Devin Harris' jumper from the top of the key as time expired gave the New Jersey Nets a 108-107 victory over Indiana. The Pacers had just taken the lead on a jumper from the free-throw line by Danny Granger with 10 seconds to play.
Harris finished with 29 points and 11 assists, while Vince Carter led the Nets with 38 points and eight rebounds. Granger led Indiana with 26 points in his first game back after missing two games with a viral infection.
* At Cleveland, LeBron James scored 27 points, 18 in the second half, and Mo Williams added 23 as the Cavaliers remained the NBA's only undefeated team at home with a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets.
Daniel Gibson made two big three-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers, who improved to 23-2 in their last 25 games and 14-0 at home. They did it against the Western Conference's best road team; Houston had won 11 straight road games against Eastern Conference teams dating to last season.
* At Atlanta, Joe Johnson had his second career triple-double in the Hawks' 99-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. John-son had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Kevin Durant scored 28 points for the Thunder, which fell to 3-26.
* At Charlotte, Emeka Okafor had 29 points and 18 rebounds, and the Bobcats pulled away in the fourth quarter for an 80-72 victory over Washington, dropping the Wizards to 4-22, the worst start in the franchise's 48-year history.
* At Miami, Dwyane Wade had 32 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Heat matched last season's win total by beating injury-depleted Golden State, 96-88. Shawn Marion finished with a Heat season-high 16 rebounds as Miami reached the 15-win mark in 27 games.
* At New Orleans, Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol added 20, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Hornets, 100-87.
* At Milwaukee, Michael Redd scored 27 points to lead the Bucks to their fifth straight home victory, 94-86, over the short-handed Utah Jazz. Luke Ridnour had 11 points, 11 assists and six steals for Milwaukee.
* At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points, Jason Terry added 17, and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak against the Memphis Grizzlies to 13 games with a 100-82 victory. * At San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 36 points on 13-of-17 shooting to lead the Spurs to a 99-93 victory over Minnesota, handing the Timberwolves (4-23) their 13th consecutive loss.
* At Portland, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 101-94 win over Denver. The Nuggets were led by Linus Kleiza, whose 20 points included five treys. *