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NBA: Detroit 126, Denver 109

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Brandon Jennings poured in 35 points and Josh Smith added 30 Saturday, helping the Detroit Pistons speed past Denver 126-109.

NBA: Detroit 111, Brooklyn 95

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Detroit's Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith each had all-around games and the Pistons continued their dominance over Brooklyn with a 111-95 victory Friday.

NBA: Orlando 112, Detroit 98

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Victor Oladipo came off the bench to score 20 points Wednesday and led Orlando to one of its rare wins this season -- 112-98 over Detroit.

NBA: Detroit 103, Orlando 87

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Jennings put in 20 points and Josh Smith added 16 more Tuesday in the Detroit Pistons' 103-87 romp over Orlando.

NBA: Dallas 116, Detroit 106

DALLAS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki highlighted a balanced attack with 28 points Sunday and the Dallas Mavericks broke a two-game skid with a 116-106 win over Detroit.

NBA: New Orleans 103, Detroit 101

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Eric Gordon hit a layup with 1.9 seconds to play that finished a 14-5 run to end the game Friday and gave New Orleans a 103-101 win over Detroit.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 112, Detroit 103

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- DeAndre Jordan scored 16 points and had 21 rebounds Monday in pacing the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-103 win over the Detroit Pistons.

NBA: Detroit 104, Washington 98

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Josh Smith heated up in the second half, scoring 20 points after the break in the Detroit Pistons' 104-98 victory over Washington.

NBA: Detroit 110, Phoenix 108

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Josh Smith overcame a late mistake with two key baskets down the stretch Saturday, finishing with 25 points in Detroit's 110-108 win over Phoenix.

NBA: Detroit 114, Philadelphia 104

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Josh Smith and Alex Drummond combined to block 11 shots Friday, helping Detroit dominate the paint on its way to a 114-104 win over Philadelphia.

NBA: New York 89, Detroit 85

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony pumped in 34 points and Andrea Bargnani supplied a double-double Tuesday, igniting the New York Knicks over reeling Detroit 89-85.

NBA: Detroit 115, Cleveland 92

CLEVELAND, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Josh Smith netted 25 points and Brandon Jennings added 21 Monday, sparking Detroit to a seventh straight win over Cleveland, 115-92.

NBA: Houston 114, Detroit 97

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard poured in 35 points and hauled down 19 rebounds Saturday, hoisting the Houston Rockets over Detroit 114-97.

NBA: Detroit 107, Boston 106

BOSTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Brandon Jennings finished off a Detroit rally with a key 3-pointer in the final minute Wednesday, boosting the Pistons to a 107-106 win over Boston.

NBA: Detroit 101, Indiana 96

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Josh Smith pumped in 30 points Monday and the Detroit Pistons handed Indiana its first home loss of the season, 101-96.
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Phoenix Suns Steve Nash (13) passes the basketball under his leg a he brings it down court against the Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith (5) and Josh Childress (1) in the first period at Philips Arena in Atlanta, February 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)..
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Josh Smith (born December 5, 1985 in College Park, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Josh is one of five kids born to Paulette and Pete Smith. His siblings are Walter, Phebe, Kasola and Shanti. His popular nickname is "J-Smoove".

Smith attended John McEachern High School. For his senior year, Smith transferred to Oak Hill Academy. As a player for Oak Hill's basketball team, he first earned his reputation as a consummate shot-blocker, which he would maintain in the NBA. He played alongside former Atlanta Hawk teammate Randolph Morris and the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard on the highly regarded Atlanta Celtics AAU team in the summer of 2003.

Smith was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 17th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Josh Smith."
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