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Harris Steals Iverson's Show

It was supposed to be Allen Iverson's night at the IZOD, as the All-Star made his Pistons' debut after being traded from the Nuggets earlier in the week. Instead, Devin Harris stole the spotlight and the game, scoring 38 points, a career high, to end both the Pistons' undefeated streak and his early season slump. Harris hit 9-for-15 from the floor and 20- for-24 from the line, penetrating at will against the Piston defense. He had 19 points in the third quarter alone. He wasn't the only Net with a solid game. Josh Boone had 18 points and 14 rebounds, his second double-double and second 14-rebound game in the last three and Vince Carter played a quietly efficient game, with 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists, several of them to Boone. Yi Jianlian, who like Carter fouled out, had 12 and 9. The Nets went down early, dropping behind 27-14 at the end of the first, hearing a chorus of boo's as the quarter ended. But solid defense in the second quarter brought the deficit down to five at the half. After some early see-saw action at the beginning of the third, they went ahead to stay and battled back every Piston advance. Iverson led the Pistons with 24 and Richard Hamilton had 22. Overall, the Nets held the Pistons to 37.3% shooting and had only six turnovers. The Nets' only bad news: Harris suffered from what Lawrence Frank described as a "bad, bad ankle." X-rays were negative, but Harris could miss time.