Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings and John Loyer get technicals as Pistons frustratingly lose to Bulls

Chicago Bulls 105 Final
Recap | Box Score
94 Detroit Pistons
Greg Monroe, PF Shot Chart 44 MIN | 12-20 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 27 PTS | -5

He seemed spooked by Joakim Noah early, but Monroe got really involved – and successful – offensively soon enough. He even made 3-of-6 shots outside the paint. This was not his strongest game defensively.

Josh Smith, SF Shot Chart 41 MIN | 6-21 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 6 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -1

The Bulls did an excellent job keep Josh Smith from getting inside, holding him to just four shots in the restricted area. But rather than deferring to his teammates on a night he was contained, Smith got his shots elsewhere. He shot 5-for-17 outside the restricted area. On the bright side, Smith defended well and successfully passed ahead after getting stops. He also got frustrated and picked up a technical .

Kyle Singler, SF Shot Chart 36 MIN | 5-11 FG | 6-7 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | 0

Singler scored the Pistons’ first eight points, but he faded into the background after that. He shot 0-for-5 on 3-pointers, and it remains an open question just how good a shooter he really is.

Andre Drummond, C Shot Chart 38 MIN | 7-8 FG | 1-1 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | -16

Drummond padded his scoring stats once the Bulls went up 15 late in the fourth quarter. Prior, the Bulls attacked him, and his defense was not sharp.

Brandon Jennings, PG Shot Chart 32 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-1 FT | 2 REB | 9 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | +8

Jennings looked for his teammates before looking for his own shots, and it worked for him. He has the skills to become a solid true point guard, but not the mindset (at least beyond tonight). He also got a technical for arguing a foul.

Will Bynum, PG Shot Chart 16 MIN | 1-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -19

Avert your eyes.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG Shot Chart 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -9

Committed a foul to avoid the trillion.

Rodney Stuckey, SG Shot Chart 29 MIN | 4-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -13

Stuckey is a mediocre to slightly above average scorer focused almost solely on scoring. In 2014, I’m not sure that will get him the big contract this offseason he’s surely seeking.

John Loyer

Loyer joined Smith and Jennings in getting technical fouls. Hey, that’s not a bad way to tank. 1. It shows your players you care, and they can feed off your passion. 2. It gives the opponent easy points.

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Tags: Andre Drummond Brandon Jennings Greg Monroe John Loyer Josh Smith Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kyle Singler Rodney Stuckey Will Bynum

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