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           === Bobcats play final road game in tilt with Pistons ===
 (Sports  Network)  - The Charlotte Bobcats  will play their final road game of
 the season when they square off with the Detroit Pistons Friday at The Palace.
 Charlotte  has  lost 13 in a  row on the road  and is 6-34 away from home this
 season.  The Bobcats are 0-2 on their three-game road trip, which resumed with
 Tuesday's 94-75 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
 Kemba  Walker paced  the Bobcats with 19 points and Gerald Henderson netted 13
 for Charlotte, which has dropped three in a row and six of seven games.
 "We just have to do a better job on the back stretch," said Bobcats coach Mike
 Dunlap. "That's kind of been the issue."
 On  a  positive note,  the Bobcats  have won  11 more  games than last season.
 Henderson  and  Walker are  averaging a  combined 39.8 points  in the 17 games
 played since March 8. Henderson is posting 21.6 ppg in that time.
 After visiting the Pistons, the Bobcats will close out the campaign with three
 straight  home  games versus Milwaukee,  New York and Cleveland. Charlotte has
 won five of its last seven home assignments, averaging 99.7 ppg in that time.
 The  Pistons are  also playing  out  the string  and will  host Charlotte  and
 Philadelphia on this short homestand.
 Detroit has won two in a row and three of five games, and registered a 111-104
 victory  at Cleveland on Wednesday behind a big night from Andre Drummond. The
 rookie  scored  a career-high 29  points on 10-of-11  shooting and also had 11
 rebounds for the Pistons.
 "The great thing about Andre is he struggled in the first half and was able to
 bounce  back. I thought  his energy was great to start that third quarter. And
 to me, it's all about rim protection. That's his huge advantage," Detroit head
 coach Lawrence Frank said.
 Greg  Monroe added 23 points and eight rebounds, while Rodney Stuckey finished
 with  18  points and  seven assists for  Detroit, which got  16 points off the
 bench from Will Bynum.
 The  Pistons are 16-23  at The Palace this season and just 1-8 in the previous
 nine  home games. Pistons guard Jose Calderon (triceps) is doubtful Friday and
 has missed two straight and three of four games.
 Detroit is 2-1 against Charlotte this season and has won seven of eight and 10
 of  the last 15 meetings between the teams. Charlotte has lost seven of 10 and
 11 of the 15 contests at the Pistons.
 04/12 10:30:41 ET