Stuckey scored 18 of his season-high 36 in the first quarter and Knight followed that up with 13 of his 23 in the second quarter. In the second half, they hit back-to-back threes in the waning minutes to put the game away and give the Pistons their 10th win of the season and sixth in their last eight games.
Despite 80-percent of a small contingent of Pistons fans preferring Moose over DeMarcus Cousins, it was the (once) coveted Cousins who dominated with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Marcus Thornton and Tyreke Evans added a combined 40 points, but needed 35 shots to do so.
It has been a confusing eight game stint for the Pistons, because five of the six wins have come against equally or worse talented teams. For instance, the Kings are the NBA's worst road team. Is Detroit going to remain competitive or will the ping pong balls pan out? At any rate, Detroit will go for seven of nine on Sunday when they take on the Celtics again.
- Rodney Stuckey after the game on Knight's 23 points, 10 assists (no turnovers), and six rebounds:
- Stuckey's 36 points was the most for him since scoring 31 in 2009. His career high is when he dropped 40 against the Bulls in 2008.
- Ben Wallace had seven rebounds in 20 minutes. He also took an awesome charge in the backcourt right after the Kings inbounded.
- [sigh] Prince outdid the Kings (pun!) and had a great game -- 22 points (on 10-19 shooting), 10 rebounds, five assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.
- Box score
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