AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Richard Hamilton scored 19 points and Chauncey Billups added 16 points and 11 assists as the Detroit Pistons ended the Denver Nuggets’ four-game winning streak with a 114-89 victory Wednesday night.

The victory came four days after the Pistons (9-1) lost for the only time this season, 119-82 at Dallas. Detroit put seven players in double figures and had a season-high 35 assists.

Ben Wallace added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Pistons, while reserve Maurice Evans scored a season-high 16.

Marcus Camby led the Nuggets (7-6) with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Carmelo Anthony scored 12.

Detroit never trailed and took control of the game in the second quarter. The Pistons led by as many as 19 points in the period before taking a 60-43 advantage into halftime.

The Pistons shot 60 percent (12-of-20) in the second quarter and held the Nuggets to 35 percent (7-of-20). Hamilton led Detroit with seven points in the period, while Evans added six.

Detroit then put away the game with a 16-3 run to start the third quarter that included two 3-pointers by Rasheed Wallace and one by Tayshaun Prince.

The Pistons led by as many as 31 down the stretch.

The game was delayed briefly with 1:32 to play after Francisco Elson appeared to get woozy after being accidentally hit in the face by Carlos Delfino. Elson was helped to the bench and was checked out by paramedics and members of both training staffs before walking to the locker room under his own power.

Notes: Kenyon Martin (knee) played for only the second time in seven games, scoring 10 points in 21 minutes. … Denver wore its white home uniforms as the Pistons debuted a new red alternate jersey. … Anthony picked up a third-quarter technical for arguing a call, while Elson and Darko Milicic each got technicals after a brief fourth-quarter scuffle. … The Pistons sold out their 89th straight home game despite an early season snowstorm that hit Detroit late Wednesday morning.

AP-ES-11-23-05 2209EST


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