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NBA scores: Pistons fall, Bulls pick up win, and the Lakers lose second-straight on Wednesday

The Detroit Pistons fell on Wednesday, but so did the now 0-2 Los Angeles Lakers.

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Pistons were unable to get a win to start their season, falling to James Harden and the Houston Rockets 105-96 on Wednesday. The 2012-13 season got started on Tuesday, but 18 teams got their season started on Wednesday along with the Pistons and Rockets.

Harden scored 37 points and had 12 assists, playing like a man who wants to prove he deserves his contract. The Pistons didn't get remarkable play from any one person, with Brandon Knight leading the way with just 15 points, while Greg Monroe added eight rebounds and Rodney Stuckey added six assists.

There were several big matchups Wednesday, including a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers fell to 0-2 on the season, despite Dwight Howard picking up 33 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, which were all team highs. The game ended 116-106 in the Blazers' favor.

Anthony Davis made his NFL debut on Wednesday, but the New Orleans Hornets fell to the San Antonio Spurs 99-95. Davis had 21 points, good for the team lead, but the Hornets simply couldn't get things done. The Chicago Bulls moved to 1-0 with a 93-87 win over the Sacramento Kings, as well.

For a full scoreboard of Wednesday's action, SI.com has you covered here.