The first free agent signee of the post-Joe Dumars era almost tied a Joe Dumars record on Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic.
Jodie "JoeD" Meeks hit nine of the Pistons' 14 three-pointers in the team's 109-86 win. Meeks' career high nine threes was great enough to tie him for the second most in the team's last 30 years, only one behind the leader Joe Dumars, who hit 10 threes in a game in Minnesota over 20 years ago. Funny enough, Meeks tied one of his opponents in Tuesday's game, Ben Gordon. Gordon hit nine threes in a remarkable 45-point performance for the Pistons against the Nuggets in 2012.
Meeks has been lighting it up for the Pistons during their current three-game win streak, shooting 13-17 from distance. Meeks hit his first six threes vs. the Magic, all in the second quarter, and had a streak of nine in a row going over two games, just four off the NBA record shared by Terry Mills, before missing his first three in the third.
The Pistons were just one three-pointer off from tying the team's old franchise record for threes in a game, which they just shattered on Sunday.