Detroit Pistons stomp New York knicks in Orlando

GREENVILLE, SC - MARCH 19: Luke Kennard
GREENVILLE, SC - MARCH 19: Luke Kennard /

The Detroit Pistons were dominant today against he New York Knicks taking a 103-78 win, not surrendering the lead even once. Check out some of the highlights from today’s game, as well as concluding thoughts, and stats from the Pistons top performers.

The Detroit Pistons dominated from the opening tip, taking a 10 point lead to close out the first quarter. Pistons’ rookie Luke Kennard got off to a hot start scoring 10 first quarter points.

Here’s some of my takeaways from today’s game via my twitter timeline.

Check out one of Kennard’s highlight passes (and Gbinije’s highlight dunk).

Quick highlight of Ellenson going one-on-one and getting off a clean shot thanks to some concise dribbles.

Final Thoughts:

Ellenson and Kennard have much more to their game than their given credit for. I thought Ellenson showed a good feel in the passing game, and he has terrific handles for a big man.

Ironically, I have the same comments for Kennard. He had a few highlight passes today, and his handles were best on the court, in my opinion. I like how he’s able to keep his dribble alive and create for himself and others. Don’t take this comment out of proportion, but his control when he has the ball in his hands was Curry-esque.

The one area Kennard struggled today was finishing. He finishes well when he has a step on the defender, but when he is stride for stride with the defender, he tends to fade away from the contact. He’s got a good frame and needs to use it a little better.

Eric Moreland has now had back-to-back games with four blocks. He plays with a lot of energy and has made a number of highlight plays.

Key Contributors and  their stats:

Luke Kennard: 14 points, 5/13 (1/5 from three), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block.
Henry Ellenson: 14 points, 5/9 (2/4 from three), 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals.
Eric Moreland: 15 points, 5/6, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks (back-to-back games with four blocks).
Pierre Jackson: 12 points, 4/8 (1/3 from three), 7 assists.
Lorenzo Brown: 11 points, 3/6 (1/1 from three), 5 rebounds.