Back-to-back games. Back-to-back scares of fourth quarter collapses. Back-to-back wins. For the first time since 2008, the Pistons are 2-0, and who really cares how?
After seeing a 19-point lead shrivel to six in the season opener, the Pistons stood by and watched a six-point lead in their home opener on Wednesday night completely disappear in the final three and a half minutes. Gordon Hayward had such an easy lane to the basket to put the Jazz up one with 23 seconds, he barely worked up a sweat and his hair still looked ready to kill it at a frat formal.
After a Jazz miss out of a timeout, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sank two free throws to put the Pistons up by three. The Jazz called another timeout and again came up unsuccessful in knocking down a shot, this time not even getting the shot beyond the half circle, because KCPD was there to stop the unlawful activity:
As you can see, KCPD fights off a mean Derrick Favors screen and recovers in time to block Rodney Hood's shot. Jackson wound up with the rebound with 4.1 to play and was immediately fouled. He then iced the game on the other end. Pistons win 92-87.
Here's Jackson's on-court interview after the game: