|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.