Charlotte 97, Detroit 87

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #42 Eric Lewis, #53 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 14376

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 25 19 24 29 97
Detroit 21 20 24 22 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 21-27 12-11 9-16 W1
Detroit 17-32 12-11 5-21 L4

Recap

Stephen Jackson scored 16 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as the Charlotte Bobcats pulled away for a 97-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons to complete a very successful road trip.

Charlotte (21-27) scored the first 13 points of the final period to snap a modest two-game skid and wrap up a 4-2 trip that kept it very much in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Bobcats handed the reeling Pistons their fourth consecutive loss.

Jackson triggered the decisive burst, hitting a 3-pointer to open the quarter and delivering the dagger with another shot from the arc to cap the spurt for an 81-65 cushion with 8:45 to play.

The Pistons hung around, using a 9-0 run to whittle a 16-point deficit to 90-83 on Will Bynum's jumper with 3:10 to go. But they got no closer.

Former Piston Kwame Brown contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds - his third double-double in six games - as Charlotte dominated the glass by a 46-30 margin in improving to 12-8 since Paul Silas replaced the fired Larry Brown.

Ben Gordon scored 20 points and Tayshaun Prince added 16 for Detroit, which dropped 15 games below .500 (17-32).

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Detroit
Stephen Jackson 39 Scoring Ben Gordon 20
Boris Diaw 9 Assists Tracy McGrady 8
Kwame Brown 10 Rebounds Greg Monroe 8
Stephen Jackson 8 Free Throws Made Will Bynum 4
Gerald Wallace 2 Steals Tracy McGrady 3
Kwame Brown 1 Blocks Greg Monroe 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 97 50.7 3-10 20-25 26 46 1 4 14
Detroit 87 43.6 7-19 12-17 23 30 8 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Pistons have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .344 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Miami. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .464 after a loss.
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