Pistons lay an egg in 104-84 loss to Hornets

The Detroit Pistons’ four game win streak came to a swift and decisive end on Monday after the Charlotte Hornets rolled their way to a 104-84 victory.

Playing their second game in as many nights, the Pistons appeared out of rhythm, out of sorts, and generally unable to find any semblance of a groove.

Hours after being named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week, guard Reggie Jackson scored a season-low 4 points and delivered just one single assist.

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Andre Drummond didn’t fair much better, picking up his fifth foul with 7:06 remaining in the third quarter and finishing with an underwhelming 9 points and 9 rebounds.

The Hornets capitalized off Drummond’s absence, out-rebounding the Pistons 57-41, including 14 on the offensive glass.

After taking a double digit lead into half, Charlotte used a 10-0 run in the third to push their advantage to 20. Detroit would never get any closer than 13 for the remainder of the evening.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the Pistons with 16 while Cody Zeller paced Charlotte with 20 points and 6 rebounds.

Additional Notes & Observations

  • Ersan Ilyasova took over double-double duty as Andre Drummond struggled with foul trouble. Ilyasova finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, but on just 4-14 shooting from the floor.
  • Detroit’s best point guard tonight? Steve Blake: 20 minutes, 9 points (3-5 from three), 7 assists, 1 turnover.
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