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Pistons vs. Hawks: The good, the bad and the ugly

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A swag overload in the final quarter led Detroit to its 4th win of preseason. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly from Saturday night's win in Atlanta.

The swag is back.
The swag is back.
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The Good

-- 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.

The Bad

-- 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.

The Ugly

-- 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.

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