The Detroit Pistons easily beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 92-74 for their seventh straight win in Monday's National Basketball Association action.

Chris Webber had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons. The Clippers played without Elton Brand who missed the game due to back spasms.

At Denver, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, despite sitting out most of the fourth quarter with a bruised right thigh as the Nuggets hammered the Golden State Warriors 123-111. Denver's J.R. Smith also had 28 points, while Al Harrington led the Warriors with 24 points.

The Utah Jazz won their fifth in a row with an easy 102-76 romp over the Atlanta Hawks. Mehmet Okur had 19 points and six rebounds for the Jazz.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters