Oh what a Kinght…to remember

by | Feb 4, 2012 | 8 comments

The #Pistons snapped their seven game losing streak Friday night with a 88-80 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.  Rookie Brandon Knight erased any thought of his previous game against the Bucks by leading the team with a career high 26 points.

Key Points:

  • Knight won the battle of the Brandons and look confident all night doing it.  A Pistons PG that does things like this is all right with me.
  • Via NBA.com

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  • Another double-double from Greg Monroe with 18 points, 11 board, 2 assists, 1 block and 2 steals. If this guy doesn’t make the All Star reserve squad there is something wrong with America. That’s six double-doubles in the last seven games for Moose.
  • I wish you all could have seen the Vanilla Ice half time performance, the intro video alone was one of the biggest laughs I’ve had all season and considering I’ve cried a lot watching some of these game it was like a breath of fresh air.
  • Austin Daye struggling in his ten minutes on the floor going 0-3 for 4 points.
  • There was finally some defense in the Palace
  • Jason Maxiell seems to like starting in place of Ben Wallace. Max scored 8 with a season high 12 boards and 2 blocked shots, one of which was just nasty.
  • Sorry Mr. Jennings.
  • Via NBA.com

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  • Though the Pistons were in charge almost the entire game, they almost gave this one up. The Bucks trailed by 15 late in the third quarter, then went on an 11-0 run to climb back into the game. But the Pistons’ Monroe and Jason Maxiell came to the rescue by sparking an 8-1 spurt for an 80-69 lead.
  • Hustle from Jonas Jerebko per usual.
  • Count them, 46 points in the paint for Detroit.
  • Stuckey with 10 points, 6 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals and just one turnover in 30 minutes.
Brandon Knight Career High 26
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  • Brandon Knight’s stat line was fantastic. In 39 minutes Knight has 26 points, 7 assists, 3 boards and ZERO turnovers. By halftime, he’d scored 18 points, shot 7 of 11 and drained three 3-pointers.

Brandon Knight “It wasn’t about an individual thing. For me, at the end of the day, it’s all about wins and losses. I thought today we came out with a win, that was really the main thing. I know I was playing against a really good point guard and he’s playing really well, but it’s not about that. It was just about doing my part and my teammates doing their part to get a win.”

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  • Another game tonight at the Palace against the Hornets.


  1. N1ck

    I know they are not doing too well. But they are a team that’s building, they are young and they are not going to have a great year. But as long as they compete and play hard, that’s all you can ask for. (by Kyle Singler)

    Monroe and Knight are new faces of this franchise. Everyone else are expendable. Another good draft and a move or two from our front office (Joe D cough cough…) and this team could compete in a year or two. I said COULD…

  2. junior

    Nat whats up with the new look for the site? I dont like it ( sorry ).

  3. Drew

    Check the spelling of Knight’s name in the title.

    Knight’s still rough around the edges (damn, 23 shots?) but at the end of the day you can’t argue with 26 points and 7 assists. I wish I could have caught some of this game.

  4. NYC

    Haven’t been able to pay close enough attention in the last few weeks. Where has BG been and why is Walker Russel playing in place of Bynum? Is Bynum injured or in the dog house?

    Fun game, hopefully we can tie our season-high winning streak tonight!

    • Natalie Sitto

      BG is out with a shoulder injury and Bynum is out with an ankle injury. Thus Walker Russell playing his heart out.

      • NYC

        He sure has. Definitely been fun to watch.

  5. daddy

    knight still raw but you can tell he has what it takes to take the pg spot. i like how things are starting to look. still need a solid big man and maybe bg can become the 6th man again one day.

  6. Julian

    I like the starting lineup that Lawrence has decided on last game.

    JJ, Wilkins and Russell should give the Pistons some quality minutes off the bench.


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