Detroit Pistons: 3 things we’d love to see against the Cavaliers

Delon Wright #55 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Delon Wright #55 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons would love nothing more than to keep the good vibes going against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Pistons are coming off their best win of the season against Philadelphia and continue to be a lot better than their record indicates.

The Pistons are currently the “bad” team that no one wants to play, as they never roll over and have some guys who get after it on defense.

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This team is not that far from contending for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and fans should be happy about the direction this franchise is heading.

Forget the tank, It’d be nice to get two wins in a row and do it against a familiar face.

Here are three things I’d love to see against the Cavaliers.

Detroit Pistons: Is Jerami Grant the Most Improved Player?

Battle of MIP candidates

If the season ended today, Jerami Grant would almost certainly be the league’s Most Improved Player.

Even though Detroit hasn’t won many games, Grant has been amazing and has been a top-3 small forward no matter how you measure it.

The Cavs have a MIP candidate of their own in Collin Sexton, who has been lights out this year and has improved both his scoring and assists.

Sexton had 32 points in the last meeting between these teams and it would be nice if the Pistons could keep him in check while Grant has a huge game.

Andre Drummond vs. Beef Stew

Isaiah Stewart did not play in the last meeting between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons, and it showed.

Drummond went off for 23 points and 16 boards as Beef Stew watched from the bench.

Not this time.

Stewart has been playing well of late, has earned more minutes and has already earned a reputation of a guy no one wants to go up against in the post.

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He seemed to get in Dwight Howard’s head against Philly which is crazy considering Stewart is a rookie.

Beef Stew is already a fan favorite but will be even more so if he can have a big game against Drummond.

Ellington and Wright

If you said that Wayne Ellington and Delon Wright were going to be one of the best backcourts in the NBA through the first month of the season, people would have called you insane, but we’re not far from it.

Ellington and Wright have been spectacular over the last few games, especially Ellington, who is pouring in 3-point shots at a historic pace.

Wright had the best game of his career against Philly, with 28 points, seven rebounds and nine assists and is starting to look like a steal.

Both these guys would be high-quality backups for the Pistons next season or can probably net them something in a trade.

Either way, I’d love to see them keep rolling against Cleveland.

The Detroit Pistons are better than people think and will continue to give teams headaches, but symbolic victories aren’t enough, they need to show it is for real against Cleveland.

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