Sunday , Mar , 12 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Pistons try to get back on winning track versus Bobcats

(Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons try to bounce back from a rare loss
when they welcome the Charlotte Bobcats tonight to The Palace of Auburn Hills.

On Saturday, All-Star Gilbert Arenas finished with 34 points on 13-of-19
shooting from the floor and dished out six assists to lead the Washington
Wizards past the Pistons, 110-92, at the Verizon Center.

Rasheed Wallace paced the Pistons, who lost for the third time in their past
five games, with 18 points and nine rebounds. Richard Hamilton and Tony Delk
finished with 16 points apiece in the loss to Washington, while Chauncey
Billups ended with 12 points and six assists.

Detroit is an unbelievable 27-2 as the host this season. The Pistons have won
13 in a row at The Palace and have not lost on their homecourt since January

The Pistons have lost back-to-back games once in the campaign, as they fell at
Indiana on February 4th and were defeated by Atlanta three days later at
Philips Arena.

Charlotte comes into tonight’s contest on a two-game winning streak. On
Saturday, Jumaine Jones finished with 28 points and seven rebounds in a
matchup of the two worst teams in the NBA as the Bobcats beat the New York
Knicks, 116-109, at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.

Rookie Raymond Felton added 20 points, six boards and six assists and Primoz
Brezec scored 18 for the Bobcats, who have won three of their last five
contests overall.

The Bobcats are a dismal 6-26 as the visitor this season.

This is the third meeting of the campaign between the squads. In the two
previous contests, the Pistons picked up a win on the road and at home.

Detroit has won two straight and three of the five contests between the clubs.
The Pistons are 2-0 at home against the Bobcats.

Charlotte is scheduled to host the Pistons on March 18th in the fourth and
final meeting of the season between the teams.