Most Valuable Player
Rodney Stuckey (35 points, six assists, five rebounds and one turnover) has scored 71 points in two games against the Kings this season.Their small backcourt can’t matchup with Stuckey, who made 11-of-12 free throws tonight.
Since Jason Maxiell moved into into the opening lineup, the Pistons’ starters have clicked together – especially tonight, when they all finished at least +14. By comparison, all Detroit’s reserves each posted negative plus-minuses.
That was… vengeful
Greg Monroe scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting in the Pistons’ first matchup with Sacramento, but tonight he had 32 points, 11 rebounds and three assists against DeMarcus Cousins, drafted two picks higher.
The last time…
- Two Pistons scored 32 points, like Stuckey and Monroe did tonight: April 2, 2000, when Jerry Stackhouse had 34 and Grant Hill had 32 against the Nets
- Three Pistons scored 28 points, like Stuckey Monroe and Tayshaun Prince (28 points) did tonight: Jan. 12, 2000, when Hill, Stackhouse and Lindsey Hunter each scored 29 against the Knicks
- The Pistons scored 124 points, like they did tonight: April 6, 2010, when they beat the 76ers, 124-103
- The Pistons scored 40 points in a quarter, like they did in the third tonight: Dec. 11, 2010, when they scored 43 in the second quarter against the Raptors
- The Pistons made 58 percent of their shots, like they did tonight: April 6, 2010, when they beat the 76ers, 124-103
- Brandon Knight had 11 assists, like he did tonight: never – new career high
The Pistons’ defense
It was awful for most of the first half.
The Kings’ defense
It was awful for the entire game.