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A winless road trip that's included a pair of lopsided defeats has slowed the Detroit Pistons' momentum. Facing the woeful Charlotte Bobcats might help them get back in the groove.
The Pistons will try to salvage the finale of their four-game trek by dealing the Bobcats a 14th consecutive defeat Thursday night.
Detroit (21-36) had won three in a row and five of six before heading off to face a quartet of Southeast Division teams. The Pistons lost 101-96 to Atlanta in the opener Friday before falling by a combined 53 points to Miami and Orlando on back-to-back days.
"We put that 4-20 start behind us and we have been playing good basketball since then. The past two games we have let our guard down and kind of forgotten what got us to this point," forward Charlie Villanueva said.
Detroit hit a combined 38.9 percent from the field in those two defeats after shooting 52.1 percent over its previous four games. The Pistons trailed by as many as 23 points in the first ...
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Earlier this week, the Detroit Pistons announced news regarding the team’s plans for season ticket sales packages for the 2012-13 season. Among the more benign details related to pricing, etc. was the announcement of this mind-blowing concept: season ticket holders in two newly created membership groups — named “Pistons Black” and “Pistons Red” — will [...]
The Bobcats are shutting down forward Corey Maggette for the season.
The injury-plagued Maggette will miss the remaining 10 games because of the continued strain in his right Achilles tendon that he initially suffered on March 30 against Denver. He missed a total of four games with that injury, but returned to play in the Bobcats' last three contests in a reserve role.
Charlie Villanueva has a contract with the Pistons for the 12-13 season, but his future with the team remains uncertain.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Greg Monroe had 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons salvage a four-game road trip with a 109-85 rout of the woeful Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday night.
Brandon Knight added 21 points and seven assists while Jason Maxiell was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and finished with 17 points.
Monroe was 11-for-14 from the field.
The Pistons had...
I’ll say this about the latest two Bobcats games: as bloodcurdling as they were to witness, they provided us all with perfect clarity. I had been holding out a shred of hope that the team could somehow avoid the worst record of all time, and now I no longer do. If we can’t beat the [...]