Andre Drummond battled cold during his 18-18 game


John Niyo of The Detroit News:

"Andre Drummond was fighting a cold Tuesday, so he might’ve had an excuse. Except he didn’t really need one."

It’s not Michael Jordan’s flu game, but this makes Andre Drummond’s performance against the Bucks last night even more impressive.

More importantly, it hopefully explains Drummond’s apparent fatigue during both the first and second halves. As someone who wants Drummond to play more, I was worried he’s not ready for extra minutes. But if the cold was a factor, he should be past that soon enough.