Pistons beat Hornets in exhibition
Charlotte, N.C. — Andre Drummond and Josh Smith both had double-doubles, and the Pistons beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-84 in an NBA exhibition game Wednesday.
Drummond had 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Smith added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons, who shot 47.6 percent from the field and hit 8 of 20 3-pointers.
D.J. Augustin added 16 points for Detroit, which never trailed, leading 56-43 at halftime. The Pistons went on to lead by as many as 27 points late in the game.
Gary Neal scored 20 points for Charlotte, which shot 34.1 percent — including just 3 of 22 3-pointers — and was outrebounded 58-36.