Monroe scores 23, leads Pistons to 106-78 win over Hornets

 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Greg Monroe had 23 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Augustin added 18 points and the Detroit Pistons handed the Charlotte Hornets their third straight loss 106-78 on Tuesday night.

   Monroe, who had 14 double-doubles in January to tie a franchise record, was dominant inside and on the drive when the Pistons build a 23-point lead at the end of the third quarter. They coasted to an easy win.

   Monroe has recorded at least 20 points and 10 rebounds 48 times since the 2011-12 season, which is the most 20-10 games in the Eastern Conference during that span.

   Jodie Meeks and Anthony Tolliver each had 16 points for the Pacers, who are 16-9 over their last 25 games.