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Detroit Pistons defeat Atlanta 102-85

After two straight wins, the playoff-hopeful Atlanta Hawks tripped up and dropped a 102-95 home decision to the short-handed Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.

Indiana Pacers defeat Detroit Pistons 101-94

Paul George scored 27 points, including three on a comically long shot late in the fourth quarter that helped the Indiana Pacers pull away for a 101-94 win over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday.

Pistons stomp the Bucks

Greg Monroe, Brandon Jennings and Andre Drummond each recorded double-doubles to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 116-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Cleveland Cavaliers slip past Detroit 97-96

The Cleveland Cavaliers moved to a 97-96 win over the Detroit Pistons.

NBA: LA Clippers 112, Detroit 103

Chris Paul deposited 28 points with 15 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-103 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.

NBA: Denver 118, Detroit 109

Aaron Brooks had 27 points and 17 assists and the Denver Nuggets topped the Detroit Pistons 118-109 on Wednesday for their fourth win in five games.
National Basketball Association Game Capsules

National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Andrew Bynum had a successful Pacers debut and helped Indiana snap a season-long four-game slide with a 94-83 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Bynum, signed by Indiana as a free agent on Feb. 1, totaled eight points and 10 rebounds in just under 16 minutes off the bench. David West checked in with 24 points while Paul George and George Hill netted 12 apiece for the Pacers, who bounced back after losing their previous three contests by an average of nearly 20 points per game. Jared Sullinger and Kris Humphries paced Boston with 17 and 15 points, respectively, but the Celtics folded late in dropping their fifth straight road test.

Smith, Pistons fend off Kings

Josh Smith notched 24 points and eight rebounds in the Detroit Pistons' 99-89 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

NBA: Detroit 99, Sacramento 89

Josh Smith notched 24 points and eight rebounds in the Detroit Pistons' 99-89 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.
Bulls visit Central-rival Pistons

Bulls visit Central-rival Pistons

The Chicago Bulls had a four-game winning streak snapped last time out, but they'll try to start a new one Wednesday night when they play the Detroit Pistons.

NBA: San Antonio 120, Detroit 110

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Marco Belinelli scored 20 points Wednesday and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away from the Detroit Pistons in the second half en route to a 120-110 victory.

NBA: Golden State 104, Detroit 96

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Stephen Curry heated up down the stretch with eight points in the fourth quarter, sending the Golden State Warriors over Detroit 104-96.

NBA: Dallas 113, Detroit 102

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and Vince Carter added 18 more Saturday in the Dallas Mavericks' 113-102 win over Detroit.

NBA: Charlotte 116, Detroit 98

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson provided 29 points and eight rebounds Wednesday and the Charlotte Bobcats bested Detroit 116-98 to complete a home-and-home sweep.

NBA: Cleveland 93, Detroit 89

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Kyrie Irving scored seven key points in the closing seconds Wednesday, sending the Cleveland Cavaliers to a fourth straight win, 93-89 over Detroit.
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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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