After D’Angelo Russell nailed a clutch three to put the Nets up with 11 seconds left in regulation, we saw something pretty uncharted around this territory: a nifty out of bounds play call.
Reggie Bullock passed in to Andre Drummond, Bullock took a screen on the backdoor cut and Drummond caught him wide open to tie things up. Just like it must have looked on the clipboard. Maybe it seems simple but we’re not really used to such nice, tidy plays.
Some nice defense from Bruce Brown Jr. kept Russell from another potential game winner and sent the game into overtime, where the Pistons tried to ride Drummond to the win but came up short.
After posting a pair of solid shooting lines in the first two games of the season, Drummond’s shot selection brought him back down to earth tonight. He scored 14 points on just 6-21 shooting and missed his only three point attempt - a launch early in the shot clock. Too many jumpers, too many post ups. Meanwhile his counterpart Jarrett Allen tossed up 17 points on 7-12 shooting, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Though to be fair to Dre, he did have a rather weird offensive foul called late in overtime. Still not sure what that one was all about.
Blake Griffin and Reggie Bullock seemed to pick up their chemistry from last season in Blake’s first game back. The two were key in getting the Pistons back into it after a slow first quarter. Reggie Jackson struggled with his shot, going just 2-7 from the field and offering just two assists next to two turnovers, but at least looked healthy.
Langston Galloway rolled his ankle in the third quarter, but it didn’t stop him from coming back and having his most aggressive game of the preseason. He scored 22 points and launched 8 three pointers, making half of them. The Pistons took 37 shots from three for the game, connecting on 40 percent - their first solid shooting performance of the preseason.
|2||The Notorious S.V.G||19|