Pistons Show Off the Offense in 113-104 Win vs. Bucks

Okay, maybe they didn't show most of us anything as a number of fans were blacked out from actually watching this game (it was not televised anywhere as far as I know).  However, if you were at the Palace like Jesse from PistonsNation was, then you got to see the touted offense many of us are expecting this season.  

Detroit shot the lights out at a 56% clip, 55% from the three-point land, and scored 113 points in their second pre-season game against the visiting Bucks.  Ben Gordon led the Pistons with 24 points on 6-10 shooting (4-5 from beyond the arc) in a little over 28 minutes of action.  

Will Bynum was the Pistons next leading scorer with 23 points and 6 assists in just over 24 minutes.  He knocked down all 12 of his free throw opportunities and also had two steals.  

Rookie Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 18 points, and also had 6 assists and 4 rebounds. 

Some other notes/thoughts: 

  • I don't know how much you buy into the +/- point differential statistic, but Will Bynum is a -23 after two pre-season games.  He was again a team worst tonight at -10.  Last game it was mainly due to the fact he was on the floor late and Miami's front court was scoring at will on Maceo Baston and co.  I'm not sure what caused it tonight, but it's definitely not a comforting statistic to see staring me in the face in the NBA.com box score. 
  • Kwame Brown, Chris Wilcox, Ben Wallace, and Jason Maxiell had their second straight strong game.  They combined for a 9-16 shooting night (25 points), grabbed 25 boards, and blocked four shots.  Kwame Brown nearly had a double-double in a little under 24 minutes of action, as he had nine rebounds and 10 points on 4-6 shooting.  Encouraging signs. 
  • Rodney Stuckey had 21 points on 9-13 shooting.  He played just under 27 minutes and only had one assist.
  • Austin Daye's stat line stands out amongst the 2009 draft class and it might be due to the fact he was ejected late in the 4th quarter for scuffling with former Piston, Carlos Delfino.  The rookie blocked Delfino earlier in the game, so I wonder if any frustrations on Delfino's part surfaced as a result.  Daye had five points, a block, and two rebounds.  Jerebko and Summers were a combined 0-4 shooting and had four rebounds. 
  • As for the other "rookie," Deron Washington saw fifteen and a half minutes of action.  He scored nine points on a perfect 4-4 night, grabbed four rebounds and blocked a shot. 
  • The replacement referees are getting their work in.  Another 67 fouls were called tonight, including another mix up apparently.  That's 126 fouls called in two pre-season games.  Yikes. 
  • I think next game is DaJuan Summers' turn to be ejected. 
  • Remember, we still haven't seen Charlie Villanueva.
  • Video highlights after the jump.

 

For those of us that did not have the pleasure of attending the game at the Palace, here are the NBA.com first half highlights (I'll post the 2nd half when they become available):


And here is Ben Gordon posterizing some Bucks: 


Pistons return to action on Sunday vs. the Atlanta Hawks.  The game will be at the Palace.

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