Detroit Pistons: 5 best scoring performances in franchise history

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Detroit Pistons, Blake Griffin
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If we are looking at the best games in Detroit Pistons history there are a lot to choose from.

We could definitely pick one of Grant Hill‘s triple doubles, or one of Chauncey Billups’ big playoff games or even one of Ben Wallace’s performances where he barely scored any points but dominated the game with rebounding and defense.

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But today we’re looking at the top scoring performances in team history and there are five that stand out.

What’s amazing about just about all of these is that they were accomplished without the benefit of many 3-point shots, which almost seems impossible the way the modern game is played.

Here are five times when someone on the Detroit Pistons dropped a 50-spot on an opponent, and the fact that they were all done against Eastern Conference rivals makes it even sweeter.

Detroit Pistons: Blake Griffin scores 50 against the Philadelphia 76ers

October 24,2018

This is the most recent entry and one that most fans probably remember, as it was during the last season that Blake Griffin was actually good.

Griffin pretty much wrecked his body in 2018, including in this game, where he carried the Pistons to an overtime victory over the 76ers, scoring 50 points in the process, including the game winner and free throw that followed:

Griffin added 14 rebounds in the win on the way to having his best overall season in the league.

Blake’s time in Detroit didn’t end as we’d hoped but for this one season he was amazing, especially in this game.