x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Boston gatecrash Iverson's homecoming party

The Boston Celtics spoiled Allen Iverson's home debut for the Detroit Pistons as they raced to an easy 88-76 victory.

The Boston Celtics spoiled Allen Iverson's home debut for the Detroit Pistons as they raced to an easy 88-76 victory. The Pistons turned the ball over seven times and went three-of-13 from the field in the second quarter. Boston outscored Detroit 30-10 in the period to take control. Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons with 23 points while Iverson finished with just 10 points.

Kobe Bryant scored 23 points while Pau Gasol collected 20 as the LA Lakers remained unbeaten with a 111-82 win over the Houston Rockets. Aaron Brooks scored 20 points to lead Houston. Joe Johnson bagged 25 points as the Atlanta Hawks used a fourth-quarter comeback to keep their unbeaten record intact after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 89-85. Baron Davis collected 22 points and 10 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers secured their first win of the season, a 103-92 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, who have now lost four of six.

Chauncey Billups scored 16 points and 10 assists and Carmelo Anthony added 24 points as the Denver Nuggets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-90. Chris Bosh scored 30 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, leading the Toronto Raptors to an 89-79 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. The New York Knicks inflicted the first defeat of the season on the Utah Jazz with a 107-99 triumph. And Kevin Martin scored 27 points to help lift the Sacramento Kings to a 115-98 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

* PA Sport