Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series starts 12/17

Game 1: Saturday, December 17th
Game 2: Saturday, January 14th
Game 3: Sunday, March 12th
Game 4: Saturday, March 18th

Bobcats 91

(11-26, 4-16 away)

Pistons 114

(29-5, 15-2 home)

Coverage: NE14

7:30 PM ET, January 14, 2006

The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

1 2 3 4 T
CHA 21 22 27 2191
DET 30 30 23 31114

Top Performers

Cha: G. Wallace 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

Det: B. Wallace 10 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 Blk

Pistons return from impressive trip to host Bobcats

Charlotte (11-25) at Detroit (28-5) 7:30 pm EST

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Following another rout of the defending NBA champions, the Detroit Pistons will host a far inferior squad when they take on the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday.

The Pistons have done plenty to help erase the sting of a loss to San Antonio in last season's NBA Finals, winning both regular-season meetings by 15 points apiece.

Rasheed Wallace scored 27 points and had 10 rebounds in Detroit's 83-68 victory Thursday. Ben Wallace and Tayshaun Prince both had 12 boards as the Pistons claimed a 56-32 advantage on the glass.

Chauncey Billups added 14 assists for Detroit, which opened a 20-point lead in the first half in a dominant effort and limited San Antonio to its lowest scoring output this season.

The Pistons are 14-2 at home and will face a Bobcats squad that has had a little time to recover from a difficult 103-102 loss to Milwaukee on Friday.

Gerald Wallace scored 21 points and had a career-high 15 rebounds to help Charlotte get some production from its banged-up squad. Brevin Knight, Emeka Okafor, Kareem Rush, Melvin Ely, Jake Voskuhl and rookie Sean May all sat with injuries.

Billups led six players in double figures with 21 points and added 12 assists in Detroit's 103-78 rout of Charlotte on December 17 in the first meeting between the teams this season.