The Pistons had a game against the Cavaliers, however nobody told the team that. They were manhandled, embarrassed and completely run off the court by the Cavaliers.
I hope you didn’t ditch any Friday night plans to watch this game.
There are absolutely no positives to point out about this game. The starters were terrible, the bench was terrible and Stan Van Gundy left players out there for a lot longer than they deserved.
Shoutout to the starters who combined to shoot 15-54
The Pistons shot 31 percent from the field as a team, and continued their league-worst three point shooting by only making six from behind the arc. They were also out-rebounded 51-44, and it is honestly surprising that there isn’t a bigger discrepancy.
Granted, the Cavaliers played a really good game. They extended their streak of games with 10 or more three pointers made to 12. They also shot 48 percent from the field as a team. They could have probably rested their “Big 3” in this game and still won with how bad the Pistons played.
This game was a blowout the entire second half, but players like Boban Marjanovic, Henry Ellenson and Reggie Bullock did not see the court until six minutes left in the fourth. It isn’t that big of a deal, but why still play your starters and key bench players in a game that is so far out-of-hand? Especially when they played awful the whole game.
I guess if you want a positive for the Pistons, Jon Leuer continued his fantastic play off the bench with 15 points on 5 for 12 shooting.
The final score is bad, but it does not accurately paint how bad the Pistons played.
The Pistons (6-7) are back at it tomorrow against the Boston Celtics in a battle of two disappointing teams in this young season.