November 20th The Detroit news ~ Mavericks hand Pistons first loss Dallas ends suspense early by taking a 40-16 lead after one quarter and doing what it wants. By Chris McCosky It wasn't going to last forever; but it wasn't supposed to end this suddenly, or this harshly. The Pistons' eight-game winning streak was shattered Saturday, blown apart by a 40-point first-quarter barrage from the Dallas Mavericks, who went on to hand the Pistons their first loss, 119-82. Booth Newspapers ~ Pistons whipped by 37 in first loss of season By A. Sherrod Blakely Detroit Pistons, welcome back to earth. After an out-of-this-world start to the season, the Pistons' impressive start came to a crashing halt Saturday night as the Dallas Mavericks ran away with a 119-82 victory. The loss snapped Detroit's eight-game winning streak, which tied the 1988-1989 NBA championship team for the second-best start in franchise history.