On the second game of a back-to-back, against the Eastern-Conference leading Milwaukee Bucks, it was difficult to imagine the Pistons coming out with a win tonight. And we were not surprised, as the Detroit Pistons fell, 104-90.
With no Blake Griffin, no Tony Snell, Langston Galloway (5-13) and Luke Kennard (3-11) really struggling from the field tonight, and a Milwaukee 17-3 run to open up the fourth quarter, your Detroit Pistons weren’t good enough to win.
10-0 Bucks run to open 4Q as Pistons go scoreless on first 7 possessions. Down 18 with 8 to play.— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) November 24, 2019
But hey! Sekou Doumbouya and Jordan Bone played!
With two minutes left, #Pistons rookie Sekou Doumbouya is making his official NBA debut.— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) November 24, 2019
Sekou airballed his only shot, but Bone actually scored twice in his short time on the court.
In the “slightly encouraging” department, Bruce Brown Jr. made another three (!) and had three stocks in his 23 minutes, and Svi Mykhailiuk was two-of-five from three and still holding up defensively. Also, the Pistons only allowed 104 points to the Bucks - yeah, it wasn’t enough to win, but the Pistons’ defense had been bad and the Bucks had scored 135+ points in back-to-back games.
The rest of the night, in Tweets:
But down 5 after giving up corner 3 and it's a major struggle at offensive end. Just 8 points over halfway through quarter. https://t.co/2IQo7ZIGCj— Vince_Ells56 (@Vincent_Ellis56) November 24, 2019
RoLo corner three - I know he does that now, but it still feels like a dog walking around on two legs— Lazarus Jackson (@lazchance) November 24, 2019
Langston Galloway and Luke Kennard are a combined 3-14 from the field.— Aaron Johnson (@AJohnsonNBA) November 24, 2019
The Pistons are 4 of 20 from 3 tonight. Their makes are from Bruce Brown, Thon Maker, Derrick Rose and Markieff Morris.— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) November 24, 2019
Little by little, #Pistons Bruce Brown is finishing better in transition and on drives. That will open up more of his game and give some confidence when he does it more.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) November 24, 2019
Locked on Pistons podcast host Matt Schoch wins Tweet of the Night:
It’s like, you have zero expectations the #Pistons could actually win tonight, but then you watch and the #Bucks absolutely could’ve gotten beat tonight *sigh*— Matt Schoch (@Matt_Schoch_) November 24, 2019
Those were my exact sentiments after watching tonight.
The Pistons play the Orlando Magic (who also lost tonight, to the Indiana Pacers) on Monday.