The Pistons are undefeated in the Stan Van Gundy era, improving to 2-0 in the 2014 preseason with a 94-80 win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.
The Pistons outscored the Bucks 75-51 after the first quarter behind 20 points from second-year shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's (on nine shots!) and Andre Drummond's double-double off the bench (15 points and 16 rebounds). Caldwell-Pope started at shooting guard, because Jodie Meeks was a late scratch due to a back spasms. Drummond came off the bench as part of Van Gundy's plan to rotate his big men in the starting lineup during the preseason.
Caldwell-Pope now has 38 points in two preseason games, continuing his success from the summer league. No, Zach Lowe, his name (or Kyle Singler's) does not belong here.
Free agent signee Cartier Martin saw his first action of the preseason, but only hit 1-of-5 threes off the bench. He did not play on Tuesday due to a injured shoulder. The Pistons hit only 19 percent of their threes against the Bucks.
You can see some highlights from the game at NBA.com. Box score, too.
Did you watch the game? What were your takeaways?
Now, your thoughts.
GameThread Roll Call:
|15||Kellen Moore Our Savior?||11|
|26||I Got Munnyz||4|
|36||Biz Markie Moon||2|
|42||OK from J||1|
|51||the red pill||1|