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Minnesota at Detroit

Detroit's frontcourt duo powers win over Minnesota

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Nazr Mohammed scored 20 points and had six rebounds, Tayshaun Prince added 16 points and seven boards, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-103 on Wednesday night.

Mike James led the Timberwolves with 15 points, while Kevin Garnett had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Prince scored nine points in the first quarter, when the Pistons (4-1) opened up a 31-23 lead. Reserve Jason Maxiell, who finished with 14 points, scored 10 in the second quarter to help put the Pistons ahead 64-48 at halftime.

Detroit was 23-of-39 (59 percent) from the floor in the first half, while the Timberwolves (2-2) were 19-of-42. Detroit stretched its lead to an many as 22 points early in the third quarter, when a layup by Richard Hamilton made in 72-50.

The Pistons were 39-of-76 from the floor for the game, while Minnesota was 37-of-74. Minnesota had a 46-39 rebounding edge.


Wednesday's game at Van Andel Arena was a sellout with an attendance of 10,851. ... Detroit is 2-0 against Minnesota in the preseason. The Pistons beat the Timberwolves 101-96 on Friday in Omaha, Neb. ... Pistons coach Flip Saunders, in his second year with the team, coached the Timberwolves from 1995 to 2005.

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