Hot-Shooting Pistons Cruise -- Terry Mills Leads Attack As Detroit Improves To 15-3, Its Best Start

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Terry Mills scored 16 points and tied an NBA record for consecutive three-pointers, leading the Detroit Pistons to a 95-69 victory over the New Jersey Nets last night.

The Pistons, who are off to their best start at 15-3, have won 11 of their past 13.

The 6-foot-10 Mills, who made all 12 of his three-point attempts over the previous two games, tied an NBA record when he made his first long-range attempt yesterday with 1:44 left in the first period.

The 13 straight three-pointers tied the mark set by Brent Price of the Washington Bullets last January.

Mills' streak came to end when he missed a three-point attempt with 1:17 left in the first period. Mills, who came into the game shooting .528 from three-point range, finished four for eight from long range.

Detroit, which leads the NBA in three-point shooting, was 10 for 20 from beyond the arc and held the Nets to a season low in points.

The Pistons, who trailed by one point after the first period, opened the second quarter with a 16-2 run to take a 36-23 lead. Grant Hill scored six points during the spurt.

The Nets used a 10-4 run to cut Detroit's lead to 48-46, but the Pistons scored 25 of the next 32 points to take a 73-53 lead going into the fourth quarter. Joe Dumars made three three-pointers in the run.

Lindsey Hunter scored 17 points for the Pistons, while Dumars added 13 and Grant Hill 12.

Shawn Bradley scored 22 points for the Nets. Jayson Williams grabbed 17 rebounds for New Jersey.