By DAVE HOGG – Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — LaMelo Ball had 31 points and 12 assists, Terry Rozier added a triple-double, and the Charlotte Hornets ended a six-game losing streak with a 141-119 win over the Detroit Pistons in difficulty Friday night.
Detroit has lost seven in a row and 11 of 12.
Rozier finished with 25 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Miles Bridges had 25 points for the Hornets, who hadn’t won since beating the Los Angeles Lakers 117-114 on Jan. 28.
Montrezl Harrell had 15 points in his Charlotte debut, a day after being acquired from the Washington Wizards for Vernon Carey Jr., Ish Smith and draft picks.
Saddiq Bey led the Pistons with 25 points, and Cade Cunningham had 12 points and six turnovers in his return after missing six games with a hip injury.
Marvin Bagley III joined the Pistons in a four-man trade at Thursday’s deadline, but hadn’t completed his physique in time to play against Charlotte.
Charlotte led 79-55 at halftime, making it the second straight night the Pistons have dropped at least 20 points after two quarters at home. The Hornets shot 56.9% from the floor, including 45% on 3-pointers, while Detroit shot 46% and missed 14 of 17 3-pointers.