- The Washington Times - Monday, February 4, 2008

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Rasheed Wallace backed up his talk with 21 points and nine rebounds, leading the Detroit Pistons to a 90-67 win over the Dallas Mavericks yesterday.

Wallace said the Pistons had to take advantage of the undersized Mavericks by going inside, and he did.

The bombastic center scored over Dirk Nowitzki on a fadeaway late in the third quarter as Detroit pulled away, and Wallace had some more words for the Mavericks.

“He can’t guard me!” Wallace screamed toward Dallas’ bench.

The Mavericks had a rough day at the other end of the court, too, with their lowest scoring game and worst shooting performance at 30 percent. Their previous lows were 76 points on Dec. 12 at Toronto and 35 percent on Nov. 10 at Portland.

Dallas missed 16 straight shots — spanning 8½ minutes in the first and second quarters — leading to scoring a season-low 38 points and shooting a season-worst 29 percent in the first half.

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