Thursday , Jan , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Detroit Pistons Team Report – January 13

=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – January 13 ===

(Sports Network) – Chauncey Billups scored 25 points, Richard Hamilton added
20 with a season-high 10 assists, and the Detroit Pistons rolled to a 90-76
victory over New Orleans at The Palace.

Ben Wallace collected 11 points, a season-best 19 rebounds and four blocks in
the win, Detroit’s third in a row. Tayshaun Prince contributed 12 points and
Rasheed Wallace scored 10.

The Pistons have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, improving to six games over
.500 (20-14).

Rasheed Wallace is averaging 15 points and nine rebounds in his last three
games.

The Pistons never trailed, but they didn’t take control of the game until an
8-0 run in the third quarter gave them a 15-point lead.

Prince capped the surge with a bucket inside the 2:00 mark, giving Detroit a
70-55 advantage. That lead was trimmed to 13 at 72-59 heading into the fourth
quarter, but the Hornets were never closer the rest of the way.

The Pistons, who have won just three of their last seven at home, are 10-6 as
the host this season. Detroit will return to action on Friday against the
Orlando Magic. They will also host the Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Suns
on their current four-game homestand.

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