Pistons hope to extend winning streak at Charlotte
(Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons shoot for their third straight win this
evening when they pay a visit to the Charlotte Bobcats.
Detroit, which is tied with Cleveland atop the Central standings, posted its
second straight win with Saturday’s 91-74 victory over the Sacramento Kings at
The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Richard Hamilton led a balanced attack with 19 points and Tayshaun Prince
added 17 points for Detroit, which has won back-to-back games for the first
time since a five-game winning streak from December 16-26. Antonio McDyess had
12 points and Chris Webber contributed 11 and 10 boards in his second start in
a Detroit uniform.
The Pistons will hit the road on Wednesday where they are 12-8 this season.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats had a two-game winning streak come to an end after
Monday’s 105-84 setback to the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.
Gerald Wallace posted 19 points and nine rebounds and Raymond Felton had 19
points and eight assists after sitting out two games with an ankle injury for
the Bobcats, who have lost three of their last five. Emeka Okafor scored 13
points and Matt Carroll added 10 points and six boards in a losing effort.
Charlotte, which is 8-13 at home this season, is at the bottom of the
Southeast Division. Bobcats forward Sean May (knee) is questionable for
Wednesday’s tilt between Detroit and Charlotte is the fourth and final meeting
of the season. The Bobcats own a 2-1 mark this season, but the Pistons own a
6-4 mark in the all-time series.
Detroit has lost three of the five meetings at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.