The Pistons followed up a lousy defensive showing in Washington last night with an equally lousy defensive showing against the Pacers tonight.
It was the first time the Pistons allowed over 100 points at the Palace this season. The team was apparently late getting in from Washington last night and most of the team looked like they’d rather be anyplace else than on the court.
Once again, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope wasn’t part of that group. After serving as one of the few bright spots last night with 24 points, KCP was the only starter to bring any energy tonight. He finished with 20 points, including five three pointers.
Reggie Jackson had a pretty line, but his 19 points and 10 assists weren’t particularly representative of his play. His defense against Jeff Teague was pretty lousy and his body language was pretty disappointing.
The Pistons were crushed on the glass, 42 rebounds for the Pacers to 30 for the Pistons.
Paul George did most of the damage for the Pacers with 26 points, but six Pacers players finished with double digits. Glenn Robinson III continues to make the most of his chance to get into the starting lineup, posting 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The bench at least brought a bit more energy, but had all sorts of trouble getting the ball in the hoop.
The Pistons drop to below .500 with their 15th loss of the season. Seven of those losses have been full scale blowouts. That’s starting to get concerning.
With the game out of reach, Stan Van Gundy cleared the bench to get the young guys some burn. Henry Ellenson had a chance to show off his shooting, posting six points on a pair of three pointers.
Well that was an ugly weekend of basketball from the Pistons! They get the day off tomorrow before heading to Chicago to take on the Bulls on Monday.
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