Through the first two games of 2016 Orlando Summer League, both wins, the Detroit Pistons are kind of dominating the puppy points scoreboard. They have 15 of the possible 16 puppy points in their two wins with a point differential of plus-37. Miami is the only other team with 15 puppy points.
Who cares about puppy points? C'mon, they're cute(ly termed).
The Pistons won their first game by a resounding 32 points. Prava posted highlights in Sunday's links.
The Pistons followed that up by winning on our nation's birthday by five points, 73-68, thanks to Lorenzo Brown's 19-point effort, a key block, and clutch free throws down the stretch. The Pistons made 36-of-40 total tries from the stripe to cement the win despite shooting under 30 percent from the field in the game. Henry Ellenson showed some handles, but that's about it in laying bricks all game.
Ellenson followed up a positive fist game with a stinker in Game 2.
Jordan Bachynski is playing extremely well and Stan Van Gundy seems to like him. Rising sophomore who feels like a senior Stanley Johnson is shooting 26 percent from the field and 10 percent from three while leading the team in turnovers per game. Johnson is averaging 11 points and nine rebounds, though.
You can find all the Pistons Summer League stats here.
Unfortunately, one of the more important things to take away from Summer League, which is a healthy squad, has not worked in the team's favor. Darrun Hilliard suffered a lower back injury before Game 1 and Michael Gbinije sprained an ankle in practice before Game 2, knocking them both out of play for the rest of the Summer League schedule.
We'll have a GameThread for Game 3 of Summer League later in the day.
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