AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 18 (UPI) -- Richard Hamilton scored 24 points Tuesday when the Detroit Pistons outslugged the Denver Nuggets 136-120.
The 136 points scored set a season-high for the Pistons, as did the 120 points allowed. Detroit also had 73 points in the opening half, the most for the franchise since April 1991.
Rasheed Wallace scored 21 points for the Pistons, who also set a season-high with 42 assists. Jason Maxiell added 18 points and Jarvis Hayes 17 points as the Central Division leaders won for the fifth time in six their last six games.
Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points for Denver, which fell two games back of Golden State for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. Allen Iverson, playing with a bandage over his left eye, had 20 points and 11 assists for the Nuggets.