Detroit Pistons: 3 takeaways from historic night vs. Raptors

Saben Lee #38 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Mason Plumlee
Mason Plumlee #24 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

We knew it was going to be a weird one when the Detroit Pistons took on the shorthanded Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors were without many of their key players and the Pistons were without leading scorer Jerami Grant but still managed to put up 129 points on a  very rare night.

The Pistons got big contributions from just about everyone and even got a few mop-up minutes for rookie Deividas Sirvydis, who is hoping to see more action in the second half of the season.

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It was a historic night for the Detroit Pistons, who had two players accomplish a feat that rarely happens in the same game.

Here the the takeaways from a wild night in Tampa.

Detroit Pistons: The Pistons pull off the rare double-triple-double

The Detroit Pistons had two players record triple-doubles in the same game, something that has not happened since, well, ever? Some Pistons’ historian will have to scour the record books but I can’t remember the last time this happened. Luckily, we have the Internet!

Both Mason Plumlee and Dennis Smith Jr. ended the game with triple-doubles, the second of the season for Mason Plumlee, who could definitely be trade bait at the deadline for a team looking for high-IQ bench depth.

Dennis Smith Jr. recorded his first triple-double for the Pistons, though he continues to shoot the ball poorly. Smith Jr. has shown he can contribute in other ways, namely on the defensive end, where he swiped another three steals vs. the Raptors.

It was a team effort against the Raptors, led by a pair of triple doubles from unlikely sources.