Final Score: Detroit 92, Charlotte 91
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Charlie Villanueva's layup with 15 seconds
left lifted the Detroit Pistons to a 92-91 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on
Kemba Walker drained a pair of free throws with 31.6 seconds left to give the
Bobcats a 91-90 edge.
Villanueva then missed a 3-pointer with 19.8 seconds left, but Greg Monroe
tipped the ball to Villanueva, who drove in from the left side and layed it
in for the go-ahead score.
Walker then dribbled the clock down, but his jumper rimmed out. Josh McRoberts
was there to clean up the miss, but his putback with 0.3 seconds didn't
"We just needed one more stop at the end there. We had a great defensive
possession, but the ball came off funny and they were able to get the
rebound," said Bobcats guard Jannero Pargo.
Villanueva finished with 18 points and Jason Maxiell added 14 points and four
boards for Detroit, which got 10 points, six rebounds and four assists from
The Pistons had dropped 10 straight entering the game.
"It felt really good to get a win after that losing streak we were on,"
Villanueva said. "We kind of got that monkey off our back. You could see how
excited everyone was just to get that win."
Walker poured in a game-high 25 points and Bismack Biyombo added 12 points and
10 boards for the Bobcats, who had won two straight entering the contest.
The Pistons trailed 76-69 entering the fourth quarter, but opened the frame on
a 12-4 run to go up 81-80 with 6:22 left. The teams traded makes from there
until Stuckey canned a trey with 1:57 to go to put Detroit ahead 88-86.
Walker's three-point play with just over a minute left put the Bobcats on top,
89-88, but Villanueva's slam gave the Pistons a one-point edge with 44 seconds
Charlotte led 24-23 after a back-and-forth first quarter and took a 50-47 lead
into the break. The Bobcats outscored the Pistons 26-22 in the third.
Detroit outscored the Bobcats 40-32 in the paint ... Stuckey finished with 13
points and Jose Calderon added 11 points and six assists in the triumph ...
The Bobcats went 23-for-25 from the free throw line.
03/24 02:02:08 ET
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