For the first time this week the Detroit Pistons had some fun.
But then, most teams do these days against the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats.
Greg Monroe had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Pistons salvaged a four-game road trip with a 109-85 rout of the woeful 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.
The Pistons had won six of seven games before embarking on a rough road trip that included losses to Atlanta, Miami and Orlando, the final two by a combined margin of 53 points.
But they had no such problems with Bobcats, who became the first team this season to lose 50 games.
Detroit shot 61 percent from the field over the first three quarters and led by as many as 36.
''It was a fun game to coach and a fun game to watch,'' said Pistons coach Lawrence Frank. ''I thought our guys played hard and committed on the defensive end for the most part. And then they did...