The Pistons can hold onto a lead if they can get it to 23 going into the fourth quarter

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Greg Monroe, PF Shot Chart 31 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 12 PTS | +11A solid, efficient game for Monroe in which he didn’t get burned by his counterpart. That doesn’t happen every day.
Josh Smith, SF Shot Chart 35 MIN | 9-16 FG | 4-5 FT | 8 REB | 7 AST | 1 STL | 4 BLK | 1 TO | 23 PTS | +19Over his past dozen games, Smith has been shooting better than 47%. Still not great, but a huge uptick from the sub-40% level he had been shooting at for the season before this stretch. It helps when he can finish even with a defender’s finger in his eye.
Kyle Singler, SF Shot Chart 39 MIN | 6-13 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 4 TO | 16 PTS | +8Singler was the team’s worst starter tonight and he still put together an above average game.
Andre Drummond, C Shot Chart 40 MIN | 7-12 FG | 2-8 FT | 22 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 16 PTS | +12Drummond continues to be a beast. Now if he could only hit some free throws…
Brandon Jennings, PG Shot Chart 39 MIN | 8-13 FG | 5-5 FT | 10 REB | 9 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 8 TO | 26 PTS | +21Efficient scoring, good defense, and a near triple-double? If he didn’t nearly get a quadruple-double due to turnovers, I’d be sorely tempted to give out my first ever A+.
Jonas Jerebko, PF Shot Chart 10 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | +1Jerebko managed to not mess anything up too badly, but the Pistons were mostly at their worst with him on the floor.
Chauncey Billups, SG Shot Chart 9 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | -5Billups is totally washed up. It’s hard to post a line this bad when your team throttles the other. Also, his defense was a primary culprit in letting the Nets almost get back into it in the 4th quarter.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG Shot Chart 8 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +10KCP played well when he was on the floor in spite of missing a couple shots. He played some of the better defense I’ve seen from him so far and his steal and subsequent feed to Smith was huge. I’m not sure why he only played 8 minutes. But that did mean he didn’t end up doing a whole lot.
Rodney Stuckey, SG Shot Chart 29 MIN | 6-14 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 14 PTS | +3Remember how fans always used to wish that Stuckey would become more consistent? Well, he’s now the epitome of consistency, but he’s not really any better.
Maurice Cheeks
I’ve lost all faith in Cheeks, but I’d put the blame on him if this went the other way so I guess I have to give him some credit tonight.

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