Pistons Pound Phoenix

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No it’s not a typo, the #Pistons took down the Suns 117-77 Wednesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The unbelievably fun game to watch (for Pistons fans), was the first time Detroit won by 40 points since Dec. 31, 2007.

Key Points:

  • Anyone worried about the play of Brandon Knight, who got off to as slow start this season, should be relived. He seems to have his shooting stroke back. In his last four games he’s averaging 20.5 points. Brandon finished with 19 points, 6 assists and 2 steals in 24 minutes on the court. Let’s not forget he’s been great from long range, he went 3-for-3 from the long line on Wednesday.
  • It wasn’t just the starters, everyone did their part in this massacre.  Charlie Villanueva and Rodney Stuckey combined for 37 points.
  • Charlie V is making himself look extremely valuable to this team lately. He finished with 19 points, while going 3-of-4 from downtown, all while playing a little defense. What’s in the water over at the Palace?
  • The very sparse crowd at the Palace really loved this one.
  • This was a ball game to start. Tied after the first quarter and up by 11 at the half, the Pistons did a number on the Suns starting in the third quarter and didn’t let up until the buzzer sounded. It almost looked like the Suns gave up.
  • Andre Drummond continues to impress. I haven’t seen a player like this garner so much excitement from Pistons fans in a very long time. I can only compare it to the moment the Pistons got Rasheed Wallace for next to nothing and fans just knew he was going to put them over the top.

Andre Drummond Pistons-vs-SunsPhoto/Getty Images editing Need4Sheed.com

  • Dre with six points, nine boards, two blocked shots and a steal in 24:47. The ally-oop dunk looks like its going to be a staple at the Palace.

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  • With Andre out on the floor it’s


  • Every Pistons in the Plus column except Jonas, who played just 5 minutes. Kim English. who played 5 minutes. Jonas another DNP.
  • Don’t know if they showed it on the broadcast, but the Pistons huddled after the win in what looked like a pep talk led by Maggette and Prince.
  • A rare non double-double for Greg Monroe, who finally got to get a little rest. Moose with nine points and eight boards.
  • Do you think Lawrence Frank is finally listening to his critics about the rotation?
  • What was with all the technical fouls from the Suns? Did I miss something?
  • Are we going to start the Kyle Singler ROY watch? Singler impressed again putting up 12, with 2 steals, 4 boards and just working hard out there.
  • Stuckey played arguably his best game of the season. Rodney with 18 points, four assists, five boards, a steal and a blocked shot. I love him coming off the bench and anchoring the second squad.

Rodney Stuckey: “Any way I can help my team win, I just thought tonight I came in and was being aggressive, having the ball in my hand, creating for my teammates. In transition I was attacking. That’s what I envisioned.”

  • It’s finally fun to watch the highlights. Via NBA.Com

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  • The most balance game the Pistons have played in years.
  • Gotta love a 36 point fourth quarter.

Brandon Knight: “We got a great win at home – let’s keep going. Let’s try to get the third one in a row and keep building – every day, keep building.”

  • Next up the Grizzles (who are no joke) Friday night in Memphis.
10 Responses to "Pistons Pound Phoenix"
  1. ali bazzi says:

    Great win!!! All the crap I talked about Charlie v and look wat he did. Keep it up!! Great win and ill keep saying this we r a good team. The record, not so much

  2. Piston_fan_phl says:

    Good win. I hope Charlie finally found his shooting touch. Had to sleep only 3 hours just to watch the game before finally going to work. Glad to see our boys win especially their little pep talk after the game.

  3. edt says:

    This win goes a long day, it’s like a life raft in the middle of the ocean.

  4. Enoc from Mexico says:

    Glad I catched this one on the Internet. Drummond is a beast and B Knight is awesome creating offensive plays 4da team. Go Pistons!!!

  5. terry says:

    finally frank allows charlie V to help this team. Did Jerebko take his place deep in the Pistons dog house? It looks like JJ’s season might be over…

    • edt says:

      that’s what I thought about charlie v.

      Obviously Frank sees something in Charlie and nothing in Jerebko.

      Do I trust Frank? Not really, but obviously he’s doing something right when we can blow out a 50/50 team by 40 points.

    • terry says:

      By the way, are you sure Jonas played, Nat? I don’t remember seeing him, and he’s listed as a dnp what’s that like 3 straight. Why isn’t he backing up Tayshaun?

  6. edt says:

    “This isn’t a clown show.” Jermaine O’Neal

    “I feel like scum,” Dragic

    “We got what we deserved,” Scola

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