CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- D.J. Augustin scored 27 points for Charlotte Monday and the Bobcats won in their first game under interim Coach Paul Silas, 105-100 over Detroit.
Tyrus Thomas came off the bench to add 14 points and block five shots for the Bobcats, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
A Richard Hamilton 3-pointer and a pair of free throws by Chris Wilcox drew the Pistons to within a single point at 101-100 with 1 minute remaining, but they were held scoreless the rest of the way.
Charlie Villanueva led Detroit with 25 points. Tayshaun Prince and Ben Gordon contributed 17 apiece.