Behind a game-high 31 points (11-29 FG), along with 8 rebounds and 7 assists from Kemba Walker, the Hornets defeated the Pistons tonight in Detroit by a final score of 104-91. Frank Kaminsky added a season-high 24 points (9-17 FG), to go with 5 rebounds in the victory. Ish Smith led the Pistons with 20 points (9-16 FG), along with 4 rebounds and 4 assists, while Andre Drummond tallied 15 points (6-12 FG), 23 rebounds and 3 blocks in the losing effort. With the win, the Hornets improve to 38-42, while the Pistons fall to 39-41 on the season.
The Hornets currently sit in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, 1.0 game behind the 8-seed Pistons, who are 1.0 game behind the 7-seed Magic and the 6-seed Nets.