Date: Dec. 22, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Television: Fox Sports Detroit
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Detroit +6
Score: Charlotte wins, 92-86
Detroit offensive rating: 105.4 (20th)
Detroit defensive rating: 108.0 (19th)
Detroit pace: 88.2 (29th)
Charlotte offensive rating: 99.3 (27th)
Charlotte defensive rating: 100.7 (3rd)
Score: Charlotte wins, 93-92
After a tough four-game stretch, the Pistons have a very winnable game. They’re underdogs and on the road, where they’re 3-11. But, really, the Bobcats aren’t that good.
Speaking of, neither are the Pistons when so much of the team is hurt. But Detroit is entering a five-game stretch against teams all with 1.5 games of each other. This would be a great time to pull it together.