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Pistons High / Low: Pistons pull away from undermanned Suns

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Film don’t lie.

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Not sure what’s more embarrassing, blowout losses to the Cavaliers and Jazz, or going toe-to-toe with the G-League Suns. Nevertheless, the Pistons pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 112-95 win.

To the tape!

High

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s 23 points included five-of-nine beyond the arc:

Three of his team-high eight assists came on connections with Andre Drummond:

Unsolicited tip to Phoenix: put the Dre handoff and roll on the scouting report.

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Off a Suns’ PNR, Drummond meets the ultra quick Ulis north of the three point line and forces and tough shot:

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Mismatched with Tyler Ulis, Jon Leuer does a good job of containment at the end of the first quarter:

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What’s the easiest way to get a bucket?

Follow Ish Smith on his way to the basket.

Time for the High/Low Ish block:

And like all good shot blockers, he keeps it in play.

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Reggie Jackson shows off two of his more athletic moves:

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Great verticality shown by Baynes:

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Low

Initially, Jon Leuer shows high to force Tyler Ulis baseline, when Jared Dudley slips the screen, he attracts both Leuer and Baynes:

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Leuer forces a (late) pass to Ish Smith.

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Zero rotation or help:

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Slick pass by Ulis:

Aided by Drummond leaving his feet.

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Just shy of seven total minutes saw Stanley Johnson collect a plus/minus -17. Other than a half court heave and the miss below, he didn’t record a single stat.

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See you in Brooklyn.