Pistons 109, Bobcats 85: Detroit sweeps the leg in Charlotte

Apr 12, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank yells out to his players during the second half against the Charlotte Bobcats. The Pistons defeated the Bobcats 109-85 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

The last time the Pistons played the Bobcats, Will Bynum had to hit a late three to force overtime before the Pistons pulled away in a home win. On the heels of a pair of losses by a combined 53 points and entering the last leg of a four-game road trip, I was fully expecting at least a similarly close match up between Detroit and the NBA's worst team. I would not have been surprised with a loss even. But Lawrence Frank had the team ready to play and the game was quite the opposite of close, as the Pistons flew home with a 24-point win, 109-85.

The Pistons never trailed and led by as many as 36 before putting in Charlie Villanueva for the final five garbo minutes. Greg Monroe -- wanting more portions -- scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in just over 26 minutes. Boss. Brandon Knight scored 21, dished out seven assists and had three steals in 28-plus minutes. And Jason Maxiell added 17 on a perfect night from the field in just under 20 minutes. If you take out Prince's ill-advised team-high 14 shots and the Pistons shot 59-percent for the game.

If only the Pistons played the Bobcats every game, they'd be the best team in the NBA.

  • The Pistons scored 109, 110 and 109 against the Bobcats in their last three games. They swept the series this season (4-0).
  • The Bobcats have lost 14 straight games. That's how you tank.
  • While Stuckey had an off-night shooting, he did have seven assists in his 27 and a half minutes.
  • Knight steal, then Knight to Moose for the oooooop.
  • Greg Monroe picked up his 27th double-double of the season.
  • How great was Grant Hill as a rookie?
  • Where was Macklin? I thought we were going to see some of him.
  • 56-32 Pistons on points in the paint. 21-10 on the fast break.
  • Pistons have three at home now before going back to Atlanta next Wednesday (I'll be at the game!). They close season with six out of remaining eight at home.
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