Wednesday , Mar , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Okur activated from the injured list

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – The Pistons activated center Mehmet
Okur from the injured list Wednesday and he scored seven points in 15 minutes
during Detroit’s 98-65 victory over the Bulls.

Okur had missed the last six contests with a lower back strain. He entered
Wednesday’s action averaging 9.9 points and 6.5 rebounds over 55 games this
season, including 31 starts.

Meanwhile, the club placed forward Tremaine Fowlkes on the injured list with a
strained left groin. In 35 games this season, he has averaged 1.3 points and
1.5 rebounds per contest.

In other news, guard Richard Hamilton returned to the lineup after missing
three games with a broken nose. He netted seven points and handed out six
assists in 29 minutes against Chicago.