It was a Sunday matinée in Brooklyn as the #Pistons beat the Nets 109-97. The star of the show was Rodney Stuckey, who has had the best start to a season of his career. Stuckey, who’s leading the league in points off the bench, scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half, leading the Pistons to their best half this season.
- The Pistons outscored the Nets 65-46 after trailing at halftime.
- Take note: When Joe Johnson starts hitting his shot, double team him. Johnson couldn’t seem to miss scoring a game high 34 points while going 8-for-10 from downtown.
- The Andre Drummond show is becoming a hit in the league. Dre was a point shy of his 8th straight double-double. Did you know he’s added a freakishly good hook shot to his repertoire? You can see his tools coming together better each game. He finished with nine points and 10 boards in 27 minutes on the floor.
- The Nets went to the foul Andre and send him to the line strategy I’m sure issued by “assistant coach” Lawrence Frank. That’s the one department that Andre needs to improve on drastically.
- They were actually fun to watch on Sunday, especially after being at the game and watching them lose one they really should have won on Friday night.
- Give credit to the Pistons for sticking with this one. They trailed by 12 late in the second quarter before cutting their halftime deficit to seven points.
- Brandon Jennings, who’s had trouble of late with his shot, put up a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists. This was one of the most intelligent games I’ve seen him play in a Pistons uniform. He didn’t force shots and he ran the offense well.
- Solid double-double for Greg Monroe with 18 points and 11 boards. With Lopez on the bench for the Net, Greg dominated down low. Add the hustle and a couple of sweet and 1’s to Moose’s highlight reel this season.
- Yes Rodney Stuckey has been brilliant. Whatever he’s taking or doing, he’s making a case for a nice contract and upping his trade value. Rodney with a season high 27 with 6 assists, 4 boards and two steals.
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s struggles with his shot continue. He was 2-of-10 for five points on the night.
- Shouldn’t they at least see what Datome can do? He’s not going to score by leaving him on the bench and giving him a minute or two here and there.
- Charlie Villanueva sighting. CV31 with eight points, two blocked shots, and three boards in 12 minutes.
- Josh Harrelleson has played himself in the rotation and is doing a heck of a job in limited stints on the floor.
- Josh Smith got his starting job back after missing practice, but his shot still isn’t there. He went 4-of-9 shooting for 12 points.
- Highlights Via NBA.com
- 56 points in the paint for Detroit and just 26 for the Nets.
- Busy week for Detroit starts Monday at the Palace against the Bucks.