Detroit 109, Charlotte 94

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #19 James Capers, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 14534

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 23 20 26 25 94
Detroit 24 34 25 26 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 4-29 2-12 2-17 L3
Detroit 12-25 9-11 3-14 W1

Recap


PISTONS 109, BOBCATS 94: Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points and Greg Monroe had 19 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as host Detroit rolled past woeful Charlotte.

Detroit's Tayshaun Prince also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Brandon Knight scored 14 of his 20 points in the second quarter.

Charlotte (4-29), with by far the worst record in the league, has lost 19 of 20 and is 2-17 on the road.

Corey Maggette, who was diagnosed with inflammation in his right knee during the break, had 17 points. Reggie Williams scored 14 on 6-of-7 shooting. Gerald Henderson, who missed nine games with a strained hamstring, had 13 and D.J. White scored 15.

The Bobcats trailed just 24-23 after the first quarter, but Knight scored 14 in the second quarter as the Pistons opened up a 58-43 lead. That quickly became 21 behind Monroe and Prince, and the Bobcats were sent to another reeling loss.

Wallace capped a sensational night with his 20th board late in the fourth quarter, making him the first Piston to reach the plateau since Ben Wallace back on Jan. 15, 2010.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Detroit outrebounded the Bobcats 55-38, but was just 1 of 10 on 3-pointers. ... Charlotte center Bismack Biyombo left in the second quarter with a strained shoulder. Assistant coach Stephen Silas also was feeling ill and left the bench in the second quarter. ... After scoring just 68 points in a 97-68 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday, the Pistons set a season-high with 58 by halftime and eclipsed Tuesday's total five minutes into the third quarter.... Maggette was originally thought to have a torn meniscus, which would have required season-ending surgery.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Detroit
Corey Maggette 17 Scoring Rodney Stuckey 29
D.J. Augustin 10 Assists Brandon Knight 5
Boris Diaw 6 Rebounds Greg Monroe 20
Corey Maggette 6 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 9
D.J. Augustin 3 Steals Jonas Jerebko 1
Bismack Biyombo 2 Blocks Jason Maxiell 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 94 43.9 3-9 19-29 24 37 4 7 11
Detroit 109 50.0 1-10 24-32 17 55 8 3 14

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Pistons have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .240 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .138 after a loss.
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