Nuggets Fall

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Richard Hamilton scored 24 points and Rasheed Wallace added 21 as the Detroit Pistons cruised to a 136-120 victory against Denver.

The Pistons had a season-high 73 points in the first half, getting at least four from 10 different players. Detroit eventually cracked the 130-point barrier for the first time in eight years.

Chauncey Billups finished with 14 points and 10 assists for the Pistons, who had seven players score in double figures.

Detroit held a 22-point halftime lead against the Nuggets, who were coming off a 168-116 win over Seattle Sunday. Denver cut the deficit to 83-73 midway through the third quarter before falling.

Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony poured in a game-hith 27 points, while Allen Iverson added 20 and 11 assists.