Three takeaways: Detroit Pistons vs. Brooklyn Nets

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 7: Luke Kennard
DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 7: Luke Kennard /
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The Detroit Pistons dropped their second straight preseason game. Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson both got their first look in a losing effort to the Brooklyn Nets.

The Detroit Pistons played their first game at Little Caesar’s Arena since April of last season. It was a losing effort to the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets got off to a hot start that seemed to carry them throughout the entire game. They built an 18-6 lead in the first quarter that the Pistons were never able to overcome.

It was ugly early on. The offense looked stagnant and no one was getting open looks. Even when the Pistons were playing well on the defensive end, the Nets found a way to either get to the basket late in shot clock or hoist up a three that went in.

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The Pistons did settle in and start playing decent basketball. However, a losing effort to the Nets? That’s a team that Detroit has no reason losing to in the regular season, especially on their home floor.

As a fan, I did have to remind myself that it was the preseason and not the regular season. The Pistons were running a lot of different lineups out on the floor. Head coach Dwane Casey said we would see a lot of different looks in the preseason.

Even though it wasn’t that pretty, there are some good things to take away from this game. Let’s take a closer look at what happened last night at Little Caesar’s Arena.