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NBA – The Detroit Pistons Lose Season Opener

The Denver Nuggets outscored the Detroit Pistons by eight in the fourth quarter to grab an 89-79 win at the Pepsi Center in each team’s season opener last night.

Josh Smith had a strong game in the defeat, dropping in 25 points on 9-of-22 shooting.

D.J. Augustin came off the bench to contribute 15 points and six rebounds for Detroit.

The Pistons take on the Timberwolves tonight in Minnesota. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m.

N-B-A Scoreboard

Miami Heat 107, Washington Wizards 95
Charlotte Hornets 108, Milwaukee Bucks 106 (OT)
Indiana Pacers 103, Philadelphia 76ers 91
Toronto Raptors 109, Atlanta Hawks 102
Boston Celtics 121, Brooklyn Nets 105
Chicago Bulls 104, New York Knicks 80
Memphis Grizzlies 105, Minnesota Timberwolves 101
Denver Nuggets 89, Detroit Pistons 79
Houston Rockets 104, Utah Jazz 93
Golden State Warriors 95, Sacramento Kings 77
Phoenix Suns 119, Los Angeles Lakers 99
Portland Trail Blazers 106, Oklahoma City Thunder 89

By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports