Pistons get shellacked in yet another second half, this time by Raptors

Detroit Pistons 91 FinalRecap | Box Score 112 Toronto Raptors
Greg Monroe, PF Shot Chart 29 MIN | 5-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 11 PTS | +3If you really care about individual matchups, no Piston “won” his more than Monroe. He missed a few bunnies early that were painful at the time. But given the second half, they didn’t really matter.
Josh Smith, SF Shot Chart 31 MIN | 5-12 FG | 3-9 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | -10I still don’t understand why Smith couldn’t defend a shooter if his life depended on it.
Andre Drummond, C Shot Chart 35 MIN | 2-6 FG | 2-6 FT | 16 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 6 PTS | -24In spite of ending up with 5 fouls, Drummond picked them up relatively late, so at least he was able to be in for much of the game. His help defense was good, but Valanciunas worked him over. Drummond kept biting on pump fakes that allowed Jonas to blow by him for uncontested dunks.
Brandon Jennings, PG Shot Chart 34 MIN | 6-19 FG | 7-9 FT | 3 REB | 9 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 22 PTS | -11Sadly, this is the best Jennings we’ve seen in a while. His big numbers were hollow, but at least they existed.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG Shot Chart 30 MIN | 6-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +2Caldwell-Pope had a huge first half. He was probably the most instrumental Piston in causing them to be ahead at the intermission. Unfortunately, he seems to be the Pistons who most consistently vanishes after the break.
Josh Harrellson, PF Shot Chart 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -4I’m not sure whether Harrellson gets his couple minutes because Cheeks wants him to play or because he doesn’t understand the concept of staggering.
Jonas Jerebko, PF Shot Chart 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -4Did nothing in garbage time, who cares?
Charlie Villanueva, PF Shot Chart 11 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-1 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -11Villanueva was missing his shots, that makes him useless.
Kyle Singler, SF Shot Chart 26 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -11Singler has never been so invisible. You have to make your presence felt at some point if you play 26 min.
Will Bynum, PG Shot Chart 14 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -21He missed too many shots, but I actually liked Bynum’s play. He hustled on both ends.
Rodney Stuckey, SG Shot Chart 20 MIN | 4-13 FG | 6-8 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -12Stuckey looks like he still has some recovering to do.
Maurice Cheeks
Meshing the talents on this roster is probably a tougher task than most coaches face, but Cheeks is doing a terrible job. If there were some sort of Worst Coach of the Year award, Cheeks and Kidd would be in a stiff battle for it right now.

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