New Orleans (30-27) at Detroit (37-17)

Fair Currently: Auburn Hills, MI
Temp: 43° F
  • Game info: 7:30 pm EST Sat Feb 22, 2003
  • TV: FSD
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AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN (TICKER) —The Detroit Pistons try to extend their winning streak over the New Orleans Hornets to six games on Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills in their final home game before a tough road trip.

The Pistons have won five consecutive games against the Hornets, including the first two meetings this season. New Orleans has not defeated Detroit since November 28, 2001.

The Pistons had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 103-96 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton scored 23 points apiece and Ben Wallace collected 16 and 12 rebounds as Detroit lost for just the second time in 11 games.

The Pistons have played five of their last seven games on the road and open a five-game trip against Western Conference foes on Monday in Seattle.

Detroit has won five in a row at home, one shy of its longest winning streak at the Palace this season.

New Orleans has won six of its last nine games and posted a 125-123 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

Jamal Mashburn scored a franchise-record 50 points and buried a jumper with one second left in overtime. He made 17-of-33 shots from the floor and 12-of-12 free throws to match his career high in points.

David Wesley scored 35 points and Jamaal Magloire collected 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Hornets, who posted their highest point total of the season.

New Orleans has lost six of its last seven road games and is just 9-18 away from New Orleans Arena this season.

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