Detroit Pistons lose to LaMelo Ball and Charlotte Hornets, 105-102: Game thread recap

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Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press
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Detroit Pistons (10-26) vs. Charlotte Hornets (17-18)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

TV: Fox Sports Detroit.

Radio: WWJ-AM 950 (Pistons radio affiliates).

Box score

Game notes: The Pistons are second-worst in the NBA, but the future is bright with "so many good things" happening. They face a more favorable schedule in the second half with 20 home games out of 36. ... The Hornets are led by November's No. 3 overall pick in point guard extraordinaire LaMelo Ball. The 19-year-old Rookie of the Year favorite is averaging an efficient 15.8 points, 6.3 assists and six rebounds in 35 games, and has helped guide Charlotte to the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference. ... Pistons GM Troy Weaver spoke with reporters Tuesday, and said his squad will be active at the trade deadline, but don't expect "fireworks."

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