PHILADELPHIA — Greg Monroe had 19 points, 18 rebounds and six assists to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 94-76 on Wednesday night for their first win of the season.
Kyle Singler scored 16 points, and Tayshaun Prince and Brandon Knight each scored 15 points for a Detroit (1-8) team off to its worst start in franchise history. Playing their seventh road game out of nine games this season, the Pistons controlled the lethargic Sixers from the opening tip.
Four Pistons starters scored in double digits and forward Jason Maxiell had eight points and 12 rebounds.
The Sixers easily played their worst game of the season, making only 25 of 84 shots, for 30 percent. Lavoy Allen led them with 14 points.
BOSTON — Paul Pierce hit two free throws with 19.5 seconds left and finished with 23 points, lifting Boston over Utah.
Jeff Green and Leandro Barbosa each scored 16 points for the Celtics, who won for the fifth time in six games. Kevin Garnett added 11 points and eight rebounds.
Boston's Rajon Rondo had 10 assists before leaving the game for good in the third quarter with a right ankle injury.
DALLAS — Chris Kaman scored 23 points and had eight rebounds in only his second start for Dallas, which held on for a victory over winless Washington.
O.J. Mayo had 25 points as the Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak since Kaman's only other start.
Washington (0-7) had trailed by as many as 22 points before a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter.
HOUSTON — James Harden scored 30 points, Omer Asik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Houston held off New Orleans.
Harden went 10 for 20 from the field but only 1 of 7 from 3-point range. He reached 30 points for the third time in seven games with the Rockets.
Greivis Vasquez scored a career-high 24 for the Hornets, despite hurting his left ankle in the third quarter and briefly leaving the game. Anthony Davis had only eight points on 2-for-7 shooting.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Rudy Gay scored a season-high 28 points, Zach Randolph added 20 points and 11 rebounds before getting ejected along with Kendrick Perkins during a late-game altercation as Memphis beat Oklahoma City.
Marc Gasol chipped in 14 points as the Grizzlies continued the best start in franchise history by winning their sixth straight game. They took control by outscoring Oklahoma City by 21 in the second quarter, and never gave it up.
MINNEAPOLIS — Kemba Walker's jumper with 0.7 seconds left lifted Charlotte over Minnesota.
Walker finished with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds, and his 19-footer helped the Bobcats to their first three-game winning streak in nearly 20 months.