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The Pistons were outscored 62-30 in the middle two quarters and by 22 after the first quarter en route to a 105-91 loss in Tayshaun Prince's first game back at The Palace since being traded a couple weeks ago.
So this is was what we were looking forward to all All-Star weekend long, huh? No thanks, I pass ... and turn it over to the Associated Press recap for the nuts & bolts:
The Grizzlies trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half, but ended it on a 23-3 run to lead 53-42 at intermission. The Pistons managed just one basket in the final eight minutes of the half and had twice as many turnovers as field goals (8-4) in the second quarter.
The Pistons were outscored 62-30 in the middle two quarters and Austin Daye was actually (playfully) talking shit after knocking down a long two and making a successful behind-the-back pass during his 14 minutes. That's what this game became: our awkward summer league and Somerset walking All Star throwing impossible confidence around like this song was about him.
Tayshaun Prince's homecoming was rough for him personally (four points on 2-for-7 shooting and a few shoulder shrugs), but for his team, it was like their own homecoming game and they scheduled the softest team possible to make sure it'd be an easy win.
I don't know. That's all I got. Sorry. Not much of anything. Just like the Pistons.
• Greg Monroe's double-double streak ends at eight. He played 27 minutes and had nine points and six rebounds. He had seven points and three rebounds after the first quarter, which is to say, he basically disappeared with the rest of the team for the rest of the game.
• Jonas Jerebko co-led the Pistons with 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting and only played 11 garbage minutes. BUY LOW.
• Brandon Knight also had 13 points, but he only had three points after the first quarter.
• Love-a Slava Lob-a:
• Hey, Quincey Pondexter!
I feel much better now.
• Back end of a back to back in Charlotte on Wednesday.
• Roll Call
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