NBA scores: Pistons get first win of the season

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Scores from around the NBA Central Division including the Pistons first win of the season on Wednesday night.

The Detroit Pistons got their first win of the season on Wednesday, beating the Philadelphia 76ers, 94-76. The 76ers shot just 29.8% from the field and Detroit got 19 points and 18 rebounds from Greg Monroe. The Pistons nearly broke their losing streak on Monday, but fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 92-90 as the Thunder made a big fourth quarter comeback to narrowly top Detroit.

Elsewhere in the Central Division, the Milwaukee Bucks took over the division lead, defeating the 76ers on Monday, 105-96 and topping the Indiana Pacers 99-85 on Wednesday. In addition to losing to the Bucks, the Pacers also fell to the Toronto Raptors, by a score of 74-72 on Tuesday. The Raptors only scored five fourth quarter points, but Indiana still could not get the win.

The Chicago Bulls lost to the Boston Celtics on Monday, 101-95, but came back with a 112-106 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped their fourth straight game on Tuesday, losing to the Brooklyn Nets, 114-101.

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