The #Pistons lost in heartbreaking fashion Wednesday night at the United Center. After domination most of the game, things got sticky in the fourth quarter. Detroit lost a 17 point lead, then came back after the Bulls took a six point lead.
You can say it came down to this play, but had the Pistons not buckled in the fourth quarter they could have finally beat the Bulls. You be the judge on whether Noah stepped out of bound when he saved it.
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Greg Monroe: “We had control of the game and it’s another one of those games where we lost control in the fourth quarter, but still, there were a lot of plays I could have made before that. We wouldn’t have been in the predicament we were. It’s definitely a tough loss. We were in position to win, but I think this game, the opportunities we had earlier in the game to make the deficit even bigger for them kind of came back to haunt us.” via Pistons.com
- That’s 17 in a row that the Bulls have beaten the Pistons.
- Before the fourth quarter started and the Pistons amassed their lead, the Bulls had to call a timeout to stop the bleeding after a Brandon Knight layup. The joy on the Pistons faces was something I haven’t seen from this team. They looked like they were having a blast taking it to the Bulls. Now they just need to remember that feeling and strive for it for 48 minutes.
- It was a tough game to watch and I’m sure a tougher one if you’re a Piston. The United Center was packed, the Pistons had the Bulls where they wanted them. I know it’s the players on the court, but Frank needs do something when they start sliding. It was clear that they had everything they needed for a decisive win and that’s the coaches job to get them there.
- Give credit to the Bulls for coming back on the back of Nate Robinson who played great, but to be quite honest I’m pretty tired of his antics. Call me when you win a Championship Nate, not a dunk contest.
Rodney Stuckey had one of those nights, he finished with 11 on 5-of-16 shooting with three turnovers.
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- Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 13 points and two boards and a really sweet blocked shot on Kirk Hinrich. Just two turnover on the night for Brandon, which is a good sign.
- Greg Monroe 4-of-13 shooting for nine points and six assists. Greg I love ya but you’re almost seven feet tall…dunk the basketball.
- Speaking of dunking, Andre Drummond is currently 6th in the league with 68, adding three against the Bulls. He finished the game with eight points, seven boards, a steal and a blocked shot. To me it’s quite clear he’s been the best player on this team, per minute in the last few months.
- Another great game from Kyle Singler who scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
- Friday night against the Heat in Miami.