Detroit Pistons: 3 takeaways from dominant win over Raptors

Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
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Head coach Dwane Casey of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

Dwane Casey and the Detroit Pistons have dominated the Toronto Raptors this season and did it again last night behind a big night from their trio of rookies.

I am sure Dwane Casey would say it is just another win but it has to feel good to sweep the team that fired him after winning Coach of the Year.

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The Pistons lost ground in the tank but they do own Toronto’s second-round pick this year, so beating them does have some benefits for the draft.

The Pistons are now tied again with the Houston Rockets for the second-worst record in the NBA, so are still right where they need to be to get the most favorable odds for a top-four pick.

There were a lot of positives in this game, but let’s start with a negative that needs addressing.

Detroit Pistons: What is going on with Jerami Grant?

Jerami Grant had another poor game and has been struggling mightily of late, especially shooting the ball.

Grant scored just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting and just 1-for-5 from the 3-point line. Grant has shot just 30 percent from three over his last ten games and has now scored in single digits two games in a row.

Part of this is just that teams are focusing more on Grant after his huge first half to the season and it could be partly a nagging injury or fatigue from carrying the offense for this long.

But it is something to watch at the season goes on, as Grant is going to need to continue to adjust to being the number one option and all of the defensive attention it brings.

He is still contributing in other ways but it would be nice to see Jerami Grant get his shot back.