-- Andre Drummond had a monster game, finishing with 19 points and 17 rebounds in 38 minutes.
-- Brandon Jennings found his shot late in the game, going for 16 points to add to 11 assists and only 1 turnover. He was 4-6 from deep.
-- 4th quarter defense. The Pistons are known for collapsing late in games, but not Saturday night. They surged ahead of Atlanta with a 35-23 quarter, even keeping the Hawks scoreless for stretches spanning upward of four minutes.
-- The plus-minus of some of our more maligned players was very good. I realize this stat isn't all-indicative of play, but the fact that Smith had a positive (+4) is encouraging. Monroe (+15), Singler (+13) and Jennings (+21) were also standouts.
-- No minutes for Tony Mitchell and Gigi Datome again, thus further indicating perhaps they will not be in the rotation come opening night
-- Caron Butler's struggles continue, going 0-3 for the game (all from three). With Singler finding his shot early on, he looks to be in line to start on opening night at SF.
-- Andre Drummond only made 1-7 from the foul line, including four in the final minute of the game.
-- Turnovers nearly cost the team tonight, as they coughed up the rock on 18 occasions compared to the Hawks' 14. The Hawks scored 25 points off these turnovers.
-- The 3rd quarter. The Pistons were limited to 15 points in the 3rd, as it looked like the fatigue of playing a back-to-back was settling in.
Now your thoughts.