Pistons acceptably defended Damian Lillard’s game-winner

SB Nation’s Coach Nick broke down Damian Lillard’s game-winner in the Pistons’ loss to the Trail Blazers last night (hat tip: Matt Watson of Detroit Bad Boys):

Excuse Nick saying Andre Drummond when it’s clearly Greg Monroe. You get the point.

Moral of the story: The Pistons, Josh Smith excepted, defended the play pretty well, and Smith’s error was far from egregious. Damian Lillard just made a play.

If anything, the Maurice Cheeks could have had Monroe trap and force the ball from Lillard, but leaving LaMarcus Aldridge space probably wouldn’t have been a great strategy.

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