Detroit Pistons Team Report – November 19
=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – November 19 ===
(Sports Network) – Chauncey Billups poured in a game-high 24 points with
eight assists to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 106-96 win over the Los Angeles
Lakers Tuesday at the Palace.
Corliss Williamson added 14 points and seven rebounds and Ben Wallace recorded
his sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 15 rebounds, as the
Pistons won their second game in a row after losing three straight.
Detroit also avenged an 94-89 loss to the Lakers on Friday at the Staples
With the Lakers leading 74-73 after three quarters, the Pistons opened the
fourth on a 14-7 run to grab a six-point lead. The Lakers got a free throw
from Horace Grant, but Detroit scored the next four points on a pair of Bob
Sura free throws and a layup by Billups to push Detroit’s lead to 91-82 with
just over four minutes to go.
The Lakers pulled within five on pairs of free throws by Kobe Bryant and Karl
Malone, but Richard Hamilton drained a shot from the field and knocked down
two free throws to re-establish the nine-point advantage at 95-86 with 2:45 to
Hamilton made another shot, sandwiched around two pairs of Bryant free throws,
and when Billups swished a three-pointer from the corner with 1:35 to go, it
gave the Pistons an insurmountable 100-90 lead.
The Pistons play tonight in Memphis.