Detroit Pistons Team Report – March 11
=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – March 11 ===
(Sports Network) – The Pistons recorded a 98-65 thumping of the Chicago
Bulls Wednesday night.
Chauncey Billups scored 19 points and handed out six assists to lead the
Pistons’ offensive attack. Rasheed Wallace chipped in 18 points and six
rebounds for Detroit, which has won four in a row and eight of its last nine
Corliss Williamson netted 13 points for the Pistons, who have held their last
four opponents under 70 points. Detroit is the first team since the shot
clock was implemented in 1954-55 to hold as many as three consecutive foes
under 70 points.
Richard Hamilton returned to the Detroit lineup after missing three games with
a broken nose. He had seven points and six assists in 29 minutes.
The Pistons’ Tayshaun Prince (shoulder) left the game in the first half and
did not return. Meanwhile, Detroit activated center Mehmet Okur from the
injured list and he scored seven points in 15 minutes. Okur had missed the
last six contests with a lower back strain.
The club placed forward Tremaine Fowlkes on the injured list with a strained
left groin to make room for Okur.
Darko Milicic, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 draft, had two points, two
rebounds and an assist in 10 minutes.
Detroit has a three-day break before facing the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday
afternoon at the Palace. The Pistons have lost two of three to the Sixers this
season, but downed them 76-66 at the Wachovia Center on February 23.