Monday , Mar , 22 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Detroit Pistons Team Report – March 22

=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – March 22 ===

(Sports Network) – Chauncey Billups scored 18 points and dished out six
assists to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 96-76 win over the Cleveland
Cavaliers on Sunday at Gund Arena.

Richard Hamilton finished with 14 points for the Pistons, who earned their
eighth straight victory overall and their fifth straight on the road. Tayshaun
Prince and Mehmet Okur both contributed 13 points.

Ben Wallace pulled down 10 rebounds for Detroit, which snapped a two-game
losing streak against Cleveland and has won 11 of the last 15 meetings in the
series. Detroit converted 20-of-22 free throws.

Detroit is in second place in the Central Division, five games behind the
Indiana Pacers.

The Pistons are off until Tuesday when they visit Central Division rival New
Orleans. It will be the fourth and final meeting of the season between the two
squads. Detroit is 1-2 against the Hornets.

Billups has averaged 14.8 points and 7.3 assists in his last 10 games.