I don't think I've ever gone from ripping my hair out to jumping for joy that quickly.
With nine seconds to go and down one point, the Pistons had a shot to steal the win despite playing from behind most of the evening. What at first appeared to be an ill-advised three-point attempt from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suddenly turned into an Andre Drummond tip-in for the victory.
Guys, this was super stressful for a Monday. I mean the #racefor8th is already stressful enough as is. But a nail-biter against the Bucks at home was the last thing I needed to start the week.
As you may suspect, this was an ugly win for the good guys. Besides Marcus Morris the starters shot 36.5% from the field and in the words of the great Billy Hoyle it looked like a Masons convention. Morris was the sole exception, putting up 21 points while shooting 8 of 9 from the field. The next best performance was from the man who made the most important basket of the night, Andre Drummond, who had had 14 points and 16 boards for yet another double-double this year.
Lowlights for the Pistons? Mannnnn... I might need a whole other post for that. KCP's missing jump shot. Stanley Johnson's really rough 4th quarter stretch. Giannis putting half our team on a Vine?