The Detroit Pistons have now lost five consecutive games. Tonight they fell to the Toronto Raptors 105-92.
The first half was not kind to the Detroit Pistons tonight. The Raptors held a 36 to 6 point advantage in the paint, and the Pistons only made 4 field goals inside the three-point line.
Toronto did an impressive job of forming a force field around the post, which more or less froze Andre Drummond out and hindered his effectiveness. By halftime, he had only attempted three shots.
Admittedly, he turned it around in the second half and wound up posting yet another 20 point & 20 rebound performance.
Detroit’s inability to generate high-percentage looks combined with their struggles to make safe decisions with the basketball ended up being their downfall.
The Pistons committed 17 turnovers and a hefty majority of them came from errant passes that sailed over the head of the intended recipient, or from someone just not being able to get a proper handle on an incoming pass.
Toronto finished the night scoring 66 points in the paint compared to just 28 for Detroit. The Raptors have so many scoring options that are able to muscle their way to the rim and the Pistons just couldn’t find a way to stop them tonight.