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Pistons High / Low: Jazz make it look easy in Detroit

Film don’t lie.

NBA: Utah Jazz at Detroit Pistons Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

An uninspired Pistons’ effort saw the Utah Jazz come to Auburn Hills and leave with a 97-83 win. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz effort with 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists. An ineffective Andre Drummond only logged 20 minutes of playing time which led to Aron Baynes recording his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

To the tape!



Ish Smith and Aron Baynes were the only bright spots on the Pistons’ roster:

Above, Baynes continually looked to get Smith open and below, Smith returned the favor:


Great positioning by Boban Marjanovic:



When the Marc Stein-types are discussing Andre Drummond’s defensive capabilities and cite out-of-this-world analytic numbers, below is an example of what they’re missing:

Yes, it’s easy to cherry pick one defensive mishap to try and prove a point. However, if needed, I can provide the Stein-types with a seasons worth of Drummond awareness lowlights.

The Jazz PNR seemed unstoppable:


Gordon Hayward canned four threes on a scrambling Pistons’ defense:


Stanley Johnson gets caught ball watching:


Below was a horrible shot attempt that got bailed out:


After a pair of flat performances, Pistons will need to play like a team that actually wants a spot in the playoffs on Friday with the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls hot on their heels for the eight seed.