It didn’t matter that the #Pistons were without their starting shooting guard Rodney Stuckey Wednesday night. They finally got their elusive first win of the season with the help of his replacement Kyle Singler and a monster game from Greg Monroe. The Pistons had everything going for them in their he 94-76 victory over the Sixers leading by as much as 23 points, and finally playing a solid 48 minutes of basketball.
- Greg Monroe with a MVP performance putting up yet another double-double (5) with 19 points, 18 boards and six assists. He was a force, attacking the basket and putting pressure on the Sixers.
- The last Piston to have at least 19 points, 18 boards and 6 assists in a single game was Grant Hill with 35 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists at Dallas on 4/1/97.
- Yes you saw it, reg Monroe and Andre Drummond on court together for the first time. And you know what? The future looks very bright.
- Kyle Singler AKA “Bucket Man” who started in Rodney Stuckey’s place was phenomenal. It didn’t start off great when early in the game he ran smack into the 300 pounds that is Kwame Brown. He laid in a heap on the floor dazed, but after a time out he went right back into the game and did his best job to keep Stuckey’s starting spot. Singler finished with 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting with 4 boards, and an assist.
- Did I mention Kyle was everywhere, even diving into the expensive seats for a rebound.
- Is it wrong to thank Stuckey for having the flu?
- Tay to Brandon Knight alley-oop via NBA.com
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- Jason Maxiell with 12 boards and 8 point adding 3 more blocked shots on the season. We want him to come off the bench, but it’s hard to deny that he’s been more than solid in every game this season. I’m on the Baby Eater Bandwagon again.
- Dare I say Corey Maggette, who played in his first game as a Piston, did well. He didn’t light it up, but he sure did contribute to this win. He played 21 minutes and scored six points before fouling out.
- A whopping 48 points in the paint for Detroit while holding the Sixers to just 28.
- Board war handily won 57-38.
- Possibly one of the best games Brandon Knight has played in a Pistons uniform. He flirted with a triple-double with seven boards, seven assists and 15 points in 35 minutes on the floor.
- The first time this team has looked like a team this season.
- Detroit’s defense looked great. They held the Sixers to just 29.8% shooting on the night.
- What was glaring however was the 17 Detroit turnovers to the Sixers four. You can’t usually win games when you turn the ball over that much.
- Andre Drummond scored six, with two boards and an assist in just 11 minutes. His last basket he got a swipe and then went coast to coast for a dunk late in the game to put a cap on win.
- This one was actually fun to watch! The Pistons led by as much as 23 points, their largest margin all season long.
- It was going so well for Monroe that he needed just one eye to make his free throw.
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- Tayshaun played well scoring 15, with six assists a steal and five boards in 34 minutes. It was nice to see Tayshaun playing well from the jump.
- Now that the Pistons got their first win out of the way and they did it without Stuckey, you know the questions are coming.
- They could possibly make this two in a row when they play the Magic on Friday night.