Pistons-Bobcats: Charlie Villanueva’s Third Quarter Explosion Secures the Win

November 12th, 2009 by Will Dias Leave a reply »
The Detroit Pistons trounced the Charlotte Bobcats 98-75 in Wednesday's game. The win puts Detroit at .500 and tied for third in the Central division with Chicago.

Charlie Villanueva looked amazing in the third quarter. The Bobcats were slow to close out on him early in the quarter and he made them pay by hitting his perimeter shots. Once they started to venture out to more heavily contest his shots, he began burning people off the dribble.

On his own he outscored Charlotte in the third quarter, racking up 18 points on 8-10 shooting while the Bobcats only managed 12. He seems to have put his sluggish start far behind him, averaging 22.5 points in the last four games.

Another great sign for the Pistons is their assist total at a season high 26. They all seem to be getting more comfortable knowing where to find each other on the court, especially Ben Gordon and Villanueva.

Gordon dumped the ball off to the tune of eight assists. Many of those were to Charlie, including a nice no-looker to set up a long jumper. He also was the second highest scorer with 22 points on 10-16 shooting.

Rodney Stuckey had a solid all-around game with 16 po ...

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