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Pistons Rout Lakers in NBA Action

The Seattle SuperSonics completed a second-half rally to triumph 98-88 over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Friday's National Basketball League play.

Ray Allen netted 24 of his 32 points in the second half to help the Northwest division-leading Sonics erase a 14-point deficit at home. Minnesota's Kevin Garnett scored 31 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the losing effort.

Detroit's Tayshaun Prince scored 26 points to lead the NBA defending champion Pistons to a 111-90 rout of the host Los Angeles Lakers. Chauncy Billups added 23 points to help Detroit stretch its winning streak to six games. The loss was LA's first in four games.

The Portland Trail Blazers scored with just nine seconds to go in regulation to send the Atlanta Hawks to their 18th straight road loss. Zach Randolph had 31 points and 12 rebounds, including the go-ahead shot, to lead the Blazers to their 102-101 victory in Portland.

Meanwhile, Denver's Earl Boykins made a pair of free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the visiting Nuggets' 97-94 overtime victory against the Memphis Grizzlies. Boykins contributed 19 points, and teammate Marcus Camby added 17, including his own pair of free throws that put Denver ahead for good with just 68 seconds to go in the five-minute extra period.

Other NBA winners Friday were the Nets, Pacers, Raptors, Bulls and Celtics.

The New Jersey Nets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 93-86, the Indiana Pacers trounced the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-82, and the Toronto Raptors topped the Milwaukee Bucks 106-102. The Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 97-90, and the Boston Celtics downed the Utah Jazz 109-102.