Last night I took a L, but today I bounced back.
That was the theme for last nights game vs the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Detroit Pistons showed grit, when they could have easily laid down and been an emotional no show — after the blow out loss to the Indiana Pacers, the night before.
Andre Drummond (20 points & 16 rebounds), came out aggressive early. He set the tone for the team, when they were struggling to score early on. He was crashing the boards — harder than usual. He was clearly on a mission.
The first quarter and a half, it looked as though it was going to be a blow out. It was the Kyrie Irving show, starring LeBron James, and the Cavs pushed the lead to 15. It seemed to be a Cleveland win on the horizon, when the Pistons did their best He-Man impression:
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What should have been a big win, turned into work last night, in Auburn Hills.
The game was a back and fourth affair in the first half, with both teams struggling to gain an advantaged on one another. Detroit didn’t gain significant momentum until the fourth quarter.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who had a career high in Points against the Pelicans February 1st, finished the game with just 2 points, 5 assist and 5 rebounds. According to Twitter, he had himself a game on the other end of the floor though:
Both Marcus Morris and Jon Leuer had career highs in points, with 36 and 24 respectively. Andre Drummond had 12 points 18 rebounds, Tobias contributed 14 points off the bench, and Reggie Jackson had 10 points and 8 assist before…
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