AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Tayshaun Prince scored 27 points and Ben Wallace added 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons remained unbeaten with a 117-84 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

The Pistons (3-0) outrebounded the winless Raptors 57-35, including a 16-3 edge on the offensive glass.

Prince was 10-for-17 from the floor and made three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

Richard Hamilton added 18 points and Maurice Evans had 13 for Detroit. Hamilton was 8-for-15 from the floor and is shooting 60 percent for the season.

Michigan natives Jalen Rose (25 points) and Morris Peterson (17) led the Raptors (0-3) in scoring, while ex-Piston Mike James and Chris Bosh each had 12.

Detroit dominated the first half, taking a 58-40 lead into intermission. Prince had 15 in the half, mostly against Joey Graham and Matt Bonner. Toronto outshot Detroit 49 percent to 48 percent in the half, but had 18 fouls and nine turnovers, compared to the Pistons’ eight and three.

The Pistons then put away the game with a 14-2 run early in the third, giving them a 72-45 lead. Prince had nine points in the surge.

Detroit led 89-62 at quarter’s end, thanks to a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Prince.

Notes: Aaron Williams left the game in the first quarter with a dislocated finger and did not return. … Carlos Arroyo hit a jumper at the first-quarter buzzer to give the Pistons a 38-22 lead. Detroit had not scored more than 32 points in a quarter in its first two games. … Rafael Araujo started for Toronto in place of Loren Woods, but did not score in eight minutes. Woods also failed to score in his six-minute stint. … The Pistons finished with seven players in double figures, and 11 players scored.

AP-ES-11-05-05 2202EST


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