By Dave Hart

Hornets 87, Pistons 77 – The Charlotte Hornets managed to contain the Pistons offense in Wednesday night’s win over Detroit.

The Pistons’ offense was held to 38 percent shooting throughout the contest.

Charlotte, which outscored the Pistons 21-5 on the free throw line, was paced by Kemba Walker with 28 points while Nicolas Batum chipped in with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Andre Drummond led Detroit with a game-high 26 points and 20 rebounds while Tobias Harris added 14 points.

The Pistons are now 12-12 on the season, good for an eighth place tie in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

Detroit will continue its road trip on Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Record: 12-12

Tied for 4th Place in Central Division (5 games behind first place Cleveland)

Tied 8th Place in Eastern Conference (5 games behind first place Cleveland)

Tied with Indiana for the final playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 60

Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 66

Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 66

Next Game: 12/09/2016 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00 p.m. @ Target Center

Stats: Andre Drummond 26 points 20 rebounds, Tobias Harris 14 points 7 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 10 points, Marcus Morris 10 rebounds.