NBA ROUNDUP: Celtics handle Iverson, Pistons

Celtics 88, Detroit 76

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Tony Allen scored most of his 23 points in the pivotal second quarter, foiling Allen Iverson’s home debut with the Detroit Pistons and helping the Boston Celtics to an 88-76 win on Sunday.

Ray Allen had 17 points, Kevin Garnett scored eight on 4-of-15 shooting and Paul Pierce added seven on 3-of-10 shooting for Boston. Rajon Rondo scored 13 points and Eddie House had eight points as one of four reserves with at least six points.

Iverson was given a standing ovation when he was introduced for the first time as a Piston at The Palace, the frenzied fans so loud the public-address announcer couldn’t be heard.

Clippers 103, Mavericks 92

LOS ANGELES — Baron Davis had 22 points and 10 assists, Al Thornton got eight of his 17 points in the final 6 minutes and the Clippers snapped a season-opening six-game losing streak.

Marcus Camby had 14 rebounds and 10 points for the Clippers, who had also lost six straight against Dallas. Davis was 8-for-19 from the field after missing 10 of 12 shots in the first half. Tim Thomas sat out because of a sprained left ankle.

Hawks 89, Thunder 85

OKLAHOMA CITY — Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Hawks came from behind after a late Oklahoma City run to remain undefeated.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 20 points, rookie Russell Westbrook scored 15 and Joe Smith had 14 points and nine rebounds.

Knicks 107, Jazz 99

NEW YORK — Jamal Crawford scored 32 points, and the Knicks moved two games over .500 for the first time since Jan. 1, 2005.

Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 17 rebounds for Utah (5-1), which was trying to start 6-0 for the first time since the lockout-delayed 1998-99 season. Andrei Kirilenko had 18 points and Mehmet Okur 17 for the Jazz, who were opening a five-game Eastern Conference road trip.

Raptors 89, Bobcats 79

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chris Bosh had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani scored 18 points and the Raptors pulled away late. Jose Calderon added 13 points and Jamario Moon had 10 for Toronto, which snapped a two-game losing streak.

Bobcats rookie D.J. Augustin scored 14 points.

Nuggets 100, Grizzlies 90

DENVER — Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points, Chauncey Billups had 16 points and 10 assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-90 on Sunday night.

Nene had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, who had six players score in double figures.

Rookie guard O.J. Mayo scored a season-high 31 and added eight rebounds for the Grizzlies, but he had only five points after halftime. Rudy Gay finished with 16 points for Memphis.

The Nuggets trailed by five early in the third quarter before surging into the lead for good. Anthony’s layup tied it at 58, and Dahntay Jones’ three-point play and Nene’s dunk gave Denver a 63-58 midway through the period.

Lakers 111, Rockets 82

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 23 points, Pau Gasol added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the unbeaten Los Angeles Lakers routed the Houston Rockets 111-82 on Sunday night.

Jordan Farmar added 16 points and six assists and Andrew Bynum had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Lakers, who shot 65.8 percent in the second half. Los Angeles has won its five games by an average of 22.4 points.

Aaron Brooks, a reserve, paced Houston (4-3) with 20 points and four assists. Yao Ming, Luis Scola and Carl Landry had 12 points apiece.

Kings 115, Warriors 98

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kevin Martin scored 27 points, and the Sacramento Kings pulled away in the second half for a convincing 115-98 victory over the struggling Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.

The Kings won their third straight game after opening the season with four losses.

John Salmons added 16 points for Sacramento, which is 3-0 at home this season and in a stretch where they play six of seven games at friendly Arco Arena. Spencer Hawes had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Bobby Brown added 13.

NOTES: Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey felt dizzy and lightheaded late in the first half and did not return to play Sunday night against the Boston Celtics… Former Seattle Sonic Chris Wilcox left Oklahoma City’s game Sunday night against Atlanta after spraining his right knee in the first quarter.

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