Brandon Has a Knight To Remember in Cleveland

by | Dec 9, 2012 | 5 comments


The #Pistons got their second road win of the season Saturday night in Cleveland, when they beat the Cavaliers for the second time in a week 104-97.  This however wasn’t smooth sailing, as the Pistons again let a large lead disappear and had rally late in the game to get the victory.

Key Points:

  • Hats off to Rodney Stuckey and Andre Drummond who were pivotal in the third quarter. Putting Brandon’s game aside, the pair sparked the Pistons comeback.
  • It was Jason Maxiell who kept Detroit in it early helping them to a 13-6 run to close the half down just three points.  Jason finished the game with 10 points, 4 boards and a pivotal blocked shot against Varejao that seemed to give the Pistons the momentum.
  • This team needs to stop giving up so many offensive boards.  Noah on Friday and Varejao killed them on the glass. The Pistons were out-rebounded 35-46.
  • What’s up with Greg Monroe? Not only is he slipping in the efficiency category of centers in the league, his shot isn’t falling and he hasn’t put up a double-double in forever. He scored 11 on the night but missed 6 from very close range. He needs to throw it down with authority when he’s that close to the hoop. Monroe added four boards, three assists, a steal and three turnovers in 29 minutes.
  • Do we need to send out a search party for MOOSE?

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  • While we’re at it, maybe someone should help Kyle Singler find his game. Kyle was 2-for-4 for 9 points and two boards, an assist and two turnovers in 35 minutes.
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  • His stat line doesn’t amaze, but Andre Drummond had a great game.  He put up nine points, three boards and a blocked shot in 21 minutes on the floor.  Andre, in my opinion, is way ahead of whatever schedule we thought he was going to be on.
  • Brandon Knight led all scorers with a career high 30 points adding seven rebounds and five assists.  It was Knight who seemed to make things happen right when Detroit needed a boost late in the game.  His three pointer with 2:56 left to make it 97-89 seemed to quiet the fans at the Q and help Detroit keep on track.

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Andre Drummond on Brandon Knight: “He played with a force. He played real hard and the shots he put up were falling. Tonight was his night.”

  • Tayshaun continues to contribute putting up 14 with eight boards in 34 minutes.
  • Charlie V still getting playing time and producing, while Jonas continues to rack up DNP coaches decisions.
  • Monday in Philadelphia to finish the two game road trip.


  1. MichaelV

    Good job last night, even against the bulls the were good till… charlie tooked those 2 unecessary 3´s.And than just didnt boxes out noah..Let boozer score way to easy! I dont only blame him,
    but i really worry about cv 31, ok hes hittin open threes but his defense is weak ( at least he should block out).
    Yesterday neary the same again…as he tooked a quick contest 3 in in the 4th und turned the ball over next possesion, gladly he went to the bench as the game was on the line…..#nohatin

  2. edt

    not worried about moose, he’s allowed to have as many weak games as he needs before he turns it on again

    I am worried about how many minutes magette has. Not earned. has no defense. worse 3 point shot than charlie and matador defense. Can draw fouls but there’s no reason to give him stuckey’s minutes

    I am also worried about jerebko. Is there something we dont know?

  3. Corey

    Well with just 4 boards, that ends Moose’s streak wit the longest stretch with 5+ rebounds. He’s been a concern to me because he’s been constantly beat up by larger centers. That does make sense as his natural position is PF, and I’m hoping that the early season beat downs can allow him to add to his game so that he can take on the Chris Kamans and other big centers that have been tossing him around. Same goes with BK. I know he had a great night, but pay attention to how many PG’s get by him. It’s incredible. Yea he’s been wearing them out with his offense, but as quick as he is, he hasn’t been staying in front of his man very efficiently. I still believe Slava should get some burn. Corey Maggette is like the epitome of inconsistent. Sometimes he’s rolling on offense, and others he’s a turnover-prone guard/forward and his travels, fouls, unforced errors get to me. Charlie V is undoubtedly surprising, as I thought his days on an NBA court were looking slim. Kyle Singler will be fine if we stop trying to make him create his own shot, he’s an off-the-screen shooter/driver and a deep threat. Giving him the ball and expecting him to create wont work, as he plays a slower pace than most on offense. I’d like to see a little less Maggette, and more English, and get JJ slowly back into the works, even tho CV is playing well.

    • Markov7

      all A but one thing and TRUST me on this one,SLAVA IS A PIECE OF WOOD

  4. Tycoon

    Monroe might be adjusting to C-PF switches. We all know Drummond will soon take over the majority of the center spot. Like edt, I dont worry about his numbers. Its good that CV is contributing offensively.
    Lets get some winning streak.


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