Detroit Pistons (15-14) vs Charlotte Hornets (15-15) Live | NBA Basketball on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Spectrum Center.
The Detroit Pistons ended a four-game losing streak with a 129-123 overtime victory in Minnesota on Wednesday and will try to win two consecutive wins on Friday at the Charlotte Hornets. One of those four straight losses on the road came at Charlotte on December 12, when the Pistons dropped a broken heart by 108-107.
Detroit looked to a fifth consecutive loss, as they lost 14 points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, but star striker Blake Griffin scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime and help win the game. “We went down 14 in the fourth quarter and coach (Dwane) Casey said:” What do you want to do, do you want to pack your bags or do you want to win this game? “The Pistons center, André Drummond, told the press.” We closed the defense, we made offensive shots, but we were having fun again. “The Hornets started a five-game family game with that victory against the Detroit on June 12. December, they defeated Cleveland 110-99 on Wednesday for the chance to win a title record after being defeated in New York and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets: Odds Line
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4 — Over/Under: 217
Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets: News
THE PISTONS (15-14):
Griffin buried 4 out of 5 people in the bow in the fourth quarter and finished 13 minutes out of 22 in 42 minutes despite being more affected by the flu earlier in the day. “He gave everything,” Casey told reporters. “Here’s a guy who had IVs all day because of the flu, he gave it all, I mean, he got three big ones when he try to fight and scratch, but he played a game of hell sick.” Drummond, a 17.6% shooter of 3 points in his career, knocked down a triple at the end of a broken possession in overtime and finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
THE HORNET (15-15):
Charlotte star goalie Kemba Walker scored 30 of 11 shots of 26 in Wednesday’s victory after scoring 20 of 8 points out of 33 in the two previous competitions. “I was just aggressive and I was trying not too frustrated,” Walker told reporters. “I lost a lot and I got a little shot of basketball, I just wanted to stay aggressive, trust my work and tonight’s shots came in. It was not the best night shot, but I’m going to take the victory any way I can”. Backcourt teammate Jeremy Lamb added 18 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the victory.
Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets: Betting Line
- Pistons SG Reggie Bullock scored a career-best 33 points on Wednesday.
- Hornets PF Marvin Williams recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday after being scoreless in Saturday’s loss to the Lakers.
- Charlotte enjoys a series of four consecutive victories in the series.
Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets: Prediction
Pistons 109, Hornets 105.