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Richard Hamilton, who will bump Iverson to the bench, scored 21 points against Denver.
Antonio McDyess had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Rasheed Wallace had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Stuckey added 17 points and some key offensive rebounds in the closing minutes when the Pistons were clinging to a lead.
Early on, it seemed as if Billups was going to star and win in his homecoming game.
He matched a season-high with 21 points in the first half, helping Denver earn a 10-point lead.
After it was 74-all entering the fourth quarter, Detroit took control with six straight points and its balanced offense proved to be too much for the Nuggets.
Notes: George Karl said Anthony "crossed the line" for refusing to go to the bench in Sunday's game at Indiana. ... In his first game against Detroit as an ex-Piston, Billups scored 30 points in a three-point loss on Jan. 9 at home. ... Nuggets TV analyst Scott Hastings, a former Piston, made a no-look, over-the-head shot from a chair on the sideline before the game. ... Detroit became the first team in the NBA to beat each of the division leaders with Sunday's win at Boston and now, it has beaten the Northwest Divison-leading Nuggets twice.
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