Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/20

Game 1: Saturday, October 20th
Bobcats80Final
Pistons85

Bobcats 80

(1-4, 1-1 away)

Pistons 85

(3-3, 3-0 home)

7:30 PM ET, October 20, 2012

The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

1 2 3 4 T
CHA 14 20 24 2280
DET 30 17 20 1885

Top Performers

Charlotte: T. Thomas 14 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Detroit: G. Monroe 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Pistons 85, Bobcats 80

Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rodney Stuckey scored 16 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to an 85-80 preseason win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.

Brandon Knight added 15 points for Detroit, and Greg Monroe had 15 points and seven rebounds.

Kemba Walker scored 15 and Tyrus Thomas had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Bobcats.

After trailing by as many as 19, Charlotte crawled all the way back and took the lead on a 3-pointer by former Piston Ben Gordon with 3:06 left. But Stuckey had a key 3-pointer late in the game and Knight made three foul shots in the final seconds to seal it for the Pistons.

Gordon made his first appearance in Detroit since being traded to the Bobcats in June for Corey Maggette. Gordon scored 13 points on 4-of-15 shooting, while Maggette sat out with a left calf strain and is day to day.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHA
DET
Points 80 85
FGM-FGA 29-80 (.363) 28-75 (.373)
3PM-3PA 5-17 (.294) 5-20 (.250)
FTM-FTA 17-25 (.680) 24-32 (.750)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 10-46 9-48
Assists 16 17
Turnovers 18 20
Steals 8 6
Blocks 6 6
Fast Break Points 26 22
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (2/0) 28 (0/0)

Top Performers

Charlotte
Detroit
Tyrus Thomas Thomas
Points: 14
Reb: 16
Ast: 2
Stl: 1
Blk: 1
Greg Monroe Monroe
Points: 15
Reb: 7
Ast: 4
Stl: 1
Blk: 0