Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 4)
Series starts 12/17
(11-26, 4-16 away)
(29-5, 15-2 home)
7:30 PM ET, January 14, 2006
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
Charlotte: G. Wallace 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk
Detroit: B. Wallace 10 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 5 Blk
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
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.