Detroit Pistons: 3 questions before game vs. Dallas Mavericks

Frank Jackson #5 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons: Is Frank Jackson for real?

Frank Jackson has been playing the best basketball of his short career in the second half of the season, evolving into a reliable scorer off the Pistons’ bench.

I even went as far as to compare him to Jason Terry, which is a bit much to be sure but they do share some similar qualities as players.

Jackson has scored at least 17 points off the bench in five of the last six games, is shooting over 40 percent from long range and has held his own defending both guard positions.

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Over the last 20 games, Jackson has scored 11.4 points per game off the Pistons’ bench and Casey has been using him to close out games, as he did brilliantly against the Cavaliers.

Jackson has been a streaky scorer in his career and put together a couple of runs of big games when he was on the New Orleans Pelicans, so it is too soon to know if this is going to be him from now on or if he is just in the middle of an extended hot streak.

I am looking forward to this home stretch of games for Jackson, as I have always liked him as a player and hope he can continue to be a lightning in a bottle scorer for the Detroit Pistons.

Can Jackson keep this up for an entire season? If so, the Pistons might have found a backup guard.