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Wednesday, Nov. 5
Detroit at Toronto (7 p.m. EST). Allen Iverson could make his Detroit debut when the Pistons face the Raptors in a matchup of 3-0 teams. The Pistons acquired the former NBA MVP from Denver for Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb on Monday.
- Ray Allen, Celtics, scored 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting and the defending NBA champions beat Houston 103-99 to hand the Rockets their first loss.
- Raja Bell, Suns, hit all six of his three-point attempts and scored 22 points as Phoenix shot 63 percent from the field in a 114-86 victory over New Jersey.
- Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry, Mavericks. Nowitzki scored 30 points and Terry added 29 in his first start of the season to help Dallas beat San Antonio 98-81.
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
I wish this guy was here to drill me now.'''
Houston guard Steve Francis made a political fashion statement before the Rockets played the Boston Celtics. Francis, who's been out since last season with a knee injury, arrived at the arena wearing a red velvet sports jacket with ``Barack Obama'' spelled on the back in sequins. Francis said he would try to attend Obama's presidential inauguration.
The Spurs (0-3) are off to their worst start since opening the 1973-74 ABA season 0-4. It was their first season in San Antonio after playing in Dallas as the Chaparrals. The Spurs joined the NBA in 1976.
Boston shut down Ron Artest and Yao Ming in a 103-99 victory at Houston, handing the Rockets their first loss. Artest missed 13 of 16 shots from the field, scoring 15 points with the help of six free throws. Yao went 4-of-14 from the floor and had eight points. ``Probably one of my worst games of all time,'' Yao said.
The Suns shot 43-of-68 from the field and 12-of-18 from 3-point range in a 114-86 victory over New Jersey. The Nets shot just 34 percent, hitting 28 of 83 shots.
``Some nights everything is going and you can't do anything about it. I think tonight was just one of those nights we shot the skin off the ball.'' - Phoenix's Raja Bell on opponents trying to defend his team. The Suns shot 63 percent and Bell made all six of his 3-pointers in a 114-86 rout of New Jersey.