Cade Cunningham, Hamidou Diallo get their posters in Pistons’ loss

Detroit Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo (6) dunks Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo (6) dunks Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons went into last night’s game against the Wizards with a 14-game losing streak in the nation’s capital.

It was a back and forth game of runs, but eventually an 18-0 stretch by the Wizards sealed what was a frustrating loss for the Pistons.

Detroit has been playing much-better of late, and had won 3-of-4 games coming into last night.

The bench let the team down and Coach Casey stuck with them for a few minutes too long, which was the difference in an otherwise tight game.

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Even though the Pistons lost, Cade Cunningham and Hamidou Diallo provided the highlights with some monster dunks that may end up on posters.

Cade Cunningham and Hamidou Diallo put Wizards on posters in Pistons’ loss

Let’s start with Cade Cunningham, who had a solid all-around night in his bid for the Rookie of the Year.

On this play, he blows by Kyle Kuzma and his eyes lit up as he saw just Corey Kispert between him and the rim. For a guy whose athleticism gets questioned at times, Cade showed he can throw one down when he needs to. This “thumper” in traffic also drew a foul and put Kispert on a poster:

Not to be outdone, Hamidou Diallo (whose athleticism is NOT in question) added two monster slams of his own, the first one off a steal by Killian Hayes, who led the break and thew up a nice lob that Hami finished:

But the real highlight of the night came off a different steal. Hamidou Diallo, who has led the NBA in steals since late December, once again flashed into the passing lane and got the pick. This time he took it himself for the monster two-handed jam:

There are few players in the NBA who can get up like Hamidou, so when he is going unobstructed to the rack, you know something special is coming.

It was ultimately a frustrating night that ended in defeat, but at least the Detroit Pistons were delivering the posterizing dunks instead of being on the receiving end.

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