Jose Calderon’s 18 assists shocked Greg Monroe


WASHINGTON – Jose Calderon had 18 assists and just two turnovers against the Wizards last night, becoming the only Piston besides Isiah Thomas to accomplish the feat since at least 1985-86. Greg Monroe was asked about Calderon’s stat line after the game.

“He got 18?” Monroe said. “Jeesh. I didn’t know he had 18. That’s amazing right there – 18, two. Everybody in the league knows how good he is as far as setting up his teammates and getting other people open shots.”

Calderon had no turnovers until two costly ones in the final 43 seconds.

“I played him 30 seconds too long,” Lawrence Frank said. “The thing that’s so great about Jose is the first thing he did walking in was, ‘My fault.’”