Detroit 89, New Orleans 87

Date - Saturday, February 4, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #12 Violet Palmer, #22 Bill Spooner, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 13174

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 23 21 17 26 87
Detroit 25 16 24 24 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 0-0 0-0 0-0 L5
Detroit 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2


Greg Monroe had 24 points and 16 rebounds, Rodney Stuckey scored 17 and the Detroit Pistons beat the struggling New Orleans Hornets 89-87 on Saturday night.

Tayshaun Prince and Jonas Jerebko each had 11 points in helping the Pistons win back-to-back games for first time in over a month. Rookie point guard Brandon Knight played just four minutes before suffering a broken nose. He did not return.

Trevor Ariza scored 26 points and Al-Farouq Aminu and Greivis Vasquez had 14 apiece for the Hornets, who lost for the 14th time in 15 games.

The Pistons trailed 44-41 at halftime but scored the first six points of the third quarter to go up 47-44 on Prince’s layup. The teams traded the lead until Detroit took a four-point advantage heading into the fourth.

Marco Belinelli hit a jumper and Gustavo Ayon made a layup as the Hornets tied things 65-65 when the Pistons rallied off 10 straight points. Stuckey had four points during the spurt that gave his team the 75-65 edge with 7:50 to play.

Vasquez scored seven straight points and Aminu hit a pair of free throws as the Hornets rallied back to within one just over five minutes left. Monroe and Walker Russell followed with layups and Stuckey later had a jumper for the 83-76 lead.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Detroit
Trevor Ariza 26 Scoring Greg Monroe 24
Greivis Vasquez 9 Assists Tayshaun Prince 5
Trevor Ariza 7 Rebounds Greg Monroe 16
Al-Farouq Aminu 6 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 7
Trevor Ariza 3 Steals Walker Russell 2
Gustavo Ayon 2 Blocks Jason Maxiell 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 87 47.2 4-12 15-18 19 38 4 6 15
Detroit 89 44.9 2-10 17-23 19 42 2 7 14

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The Pistons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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