Pistons Vs. Mavericks: Detroit Dropped By Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas For Fifth Straight Loss

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Pistons Vs. Mavericks Final Score: Detroit Drops Fifth Straight, 100-86

Hey! At least the Pistons only lost by 14, ending their streak of losses by 16 or more points at a franchise-worst four games. The bad news: the Pistons still lost and, if possible, looked worse than they did in at least three of their last four games.

The Mavericks shot a healthy 55-percent behind Dirk Nowitzki's 9-for-10 night (18 points and seven rebounds) and completely outplayed the Pistons in every facet of the game. The Pistons played like they didn't want the ball, turning it over 21 times leading to 27 Mavericks' points.

Will Bynum led all scorers with 20 points, scoring most of them in garbage time. Greg Monroe, early foul trouble and all, managed to still finish with nine points and seven rebounds in nearly 29 minutes.

The Pistons get a much needed day off before heading to Milwaukee on Thursday. Tip off at 8 p.m. eastern.

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Pistons Vs. Mavericks Score Update: Dallas Burning Detroit Through First Half, 52-38

Detroit's franchise-worst four-game losing streak by 16 or more points doesn't look like it's going to come to an end through the first 24 minutes against the reigning champions. The Dallas Mavericks are up on the Pistons 52-38.

The Mavs hit their first eight shots and the Pistons turned the ball over on eight of their first 10 possessions, allowing Dallas to jump out to a quick 23-9 lead. Somehow the Pistons battled back to make it a 10-point game after the first quarter before shooting just 6-for-18 in the second quarter and taking a 14-point deficit into the break.

Dirk Nowitizki has 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting and four rebounds. The Mavs are shooting 63-percent, which is a big reason why they are outrebounding the Pistons 17-8.

Brandon Knight leads the Pistons with nine points on 3-for-3 from behind the arc, but he also has four turnovers. Greg Monroe was in foul trouble early and has zero points on just two shots. He leads the team in rebounds with four.

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Mavericks Vs. Pistons: Detroit Hosts Defending Champs

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