Ellenson powers Pistons to title game

ORLANDO – Henry Ellenson is a gifted offensive player.

At 6 feet 11, 240 pounds, the Detroit Pistons' second-year power forward is an intriguing blend of size with nifty ball-handling and scoring moves.

But the key to unleashing his offensive potential is becoming a solid three-point shooter.

His latest performance can be considered a good sign.

Ellenson was 4-for-8 from three-point range in scoring 29 points Wednesday afternoon in the Pistons’ 87-82 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

The Pistons move to 3-1 on the week.

But while Ellenson shot the three-ball well, it was two traditional buckets in the last three minutes that helped to stave off the Hornets (2-2).

First-round pick Luke Kennard scored 14 points for the Pistons.

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