PISTONS FALL HARD TO HORNETS

YJMNKALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – NOW THAT THE PISTONS ARE IN REBUILD MODE HEAD COACH DWANE CASEY INTERJECTED A LINE UP THAT CAN TURN IT AROUND TO GET BACK WINNING BALL GAMES, BUT TO NO AVAIL; IT DIDN’T WORK. DETROIT HAD NO SENSE OF URGENCY FROM THE START, POOR SHOT SELECTION, DEFENSE UNSTABLE, TURNOVER AFTER TURNOVER….JUST A MESS AT LITTLE CAESARS ARENA ON MONDAY NIGHT.

CHARLOTTE CAME IN AND PLAY EFFECTIVE BBALL HITTING FROM THE TREY RANGE 9/36, 12/14 FT, PICKED DETROIT POCKETS 10 TIMES, AND FORCED 21 TURNOVERS (24-10 OFF THE TURNOVERS). THE GAME WAS OVER FROM THE 1ST QUARTER DOWN TEN 21-11 THEY BATTLE BACK TO GET WITHIN THREE IN THE 3RD BUT COULDN’T GET BACK IN THE GAME DUE TO THE TO’S AS THEY LOSE TO CHARLOTTE 87-76 WITH 13,941 IN ATTENDANCE.

CHARLOTTE/DETROIT EACH HAD 4 PLAYERS IN DOUBLE FIGURES: CHARLOTTE LED BY MILES BRIDGES (SF) 33 MINUTES 18 POINTS 7 REBOUNDSDETROIT LED BY THON MAKER (F-C) DOUBLE-DOUBLE 24 MINUTES 12 POINTS 12 REBOUNDS 1 ASSIST 1 STEAL 2 BLOCKS.

PISTONS (19-37) HAS NOW LOST TO CHARLOTTE 10 STRAIGHT AND SITTING 11TH ( 5 GAMES BACK FOR 8TH SEED ) IN THE EAST HEADING WITH ONE MORE GAME AGAINST ORLANDO ON WEDNESDAY IN ORLANDO BEFORE THE ALL-STAR BREAK LOOK TO GET A WIN TO BUILD TOWARDS THE SECOND HALF OF THE 2020 CAMPAIGN.

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