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Detroit motors past an injury-plagued Milwaukee squad


Chauncey Billups scored 16 points and Darko Milicic added 10 points and nine rebounds on Thursday to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 95-88 in NBA preseason play.

Tayshaun Prince added 10 points for Detroit while Ben Wallace had eight points and 13 rebounds.

Maurice Williams led the Bucks with 19 points, while former Michigan State star Charlie Bell, who last played in the NBA in 2002, had 12.

Milwaukee was missing three key players to injury -- Michael Redd (groin), T.J. Ford (hand) and Joe Smith (knee). Andrew Bogut, the top pick in this year's draft, started and scored three points in 21 minutes. He had six rebounds and four fouls.

Nets 95, Bobcats 76

At Charlotte, North Carolina, Richard Jefferson and Jason Kidd scored 10 points each to lead New Jersey over shorthanded Charlotte.

The Nets, who held the Bobcats to 31 percent shooting, won despite committing 22 turnovers.

Antonio Meeking scored 14 points and fellow rookie Raymond Felton added 10 for Charlotte.

The Bobcats were without six players, including Emeka Okafor, who missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle.

Wizards 95, Spurs 91

At Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jarvis Hayes scored 19 points and Washington spoiled San Antonio star Tim Duncan's college homecoming.

Duncan, a three-time All-American and national player of the year at Wake Forest, was honored by city officials on "Tim Duncan Day." He received a key to the city, and had Deacon Drive, which runs by Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, renamed "Tim Duncan Drive."

However, Duncan struggled from the start, not scoring his first points until the 3:06 mark of the second quarter.

Caron Butler added 14 points for Washington, and Antonio Daniels and Awvee Storey each had 12.

Beno Udrih led the Spurs with 20 points, Sharrod Ford added 13 and Sean Marks 10.

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