The Thunder rolled over the Pistons in convincing fashion Monday night in 79-99.
- Detroit was down by 17 in the first quarter.
- You knew it was going to be bad when Westbrook gave the Pistons an IN YOUR FACE dunk within the first few minutes of the ball game.
- Despite the 20 point differential, the Pistons this game was sadly further out of reach than just 20 points. Detroit was light years away.
- Rodney Stuckey tried to take this one on himself from the tip. Stuckey finished with 12 points on 5-for-11 shooting.
- Brandon Knight started once again alongside Rodney but had some trouble handling the ball against a very fast Thunder team. Brandon led the Pistons with 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting with 2 turnovers in 32 minutes on the floor. Brandon’s +/- was -23.
- Russell Westbook and James Harden could have taken down the Pistons themselves.
- The Pistons shot 17% in the first quarter. Worst in a quarter all season…I’m hoping in history.
- Too bad Barry Sanders was in the house and had to see this game.
- The Thunder are a fun team to watch, the Pistons…not so much.
- Greg Monroe know about hard work. Despite being down more than 20 in the third quarter Greg was diving for balls like it was a one point game. These are the things you like to see coming from the future of your ball team. Monroe finished with 12 points on just 3-for-14 shooting with 7 boards and 2 assists.
- Yes, I watched the whole thing even if it was garbage time for almost all of the fourth quarter. Why you ask? To see the Vernon Macklin and Walker Russell show.
- Austin Daye 19 minutes with 9 points on 3-for-10 shooting. Austin recorded his first three point of the season.
- Anyone notice that Knight’s three point shot is getting better each game?
Highlights via NBA.com
- Outrebounded 51-38.
- The Pistons need to capitalize, the Thunder turned the ball over 19 times. Detroit with 9 of them on the night.
- You know things aren’t going well when you have Ben Wallace backing down trying to get his shot in the paint and then throwing up a baby hook.
Jonas Jerebko: “When we go on the road, especially against a good team like OKC, we’ve got to come out with more energy than them. They hit us first and we just went down. We’ve got to get back up. We’ve got no excuse for not coming in with energy. We didn’t play yesterday and so we’ve just got to be better than this. We’ve got to learn to play together. OKC is a good team, so you can never let them come out like they did in the beginning.”
- Talk about not starting things right, the Pistons made just two of their first 14 shots.
Lawrence Frank: “Look we had shots at the rim, in the first quarter we had I think nine shots within three feet and we missed them all, they were either blocked or led to their fast breaks. It’s very disappointing to put forth that type of performance.”
- Wednesday night at the Palace against the Heat…that should be fun.