In the absence of Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger took the leadership reigns and was absolutely dominant, finishing with a cool 22 points (4-5 from deep), 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Jerryd Bayless continued to his strong play with 25 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Phil Pressey was efficient as the Cs' starting PG (12 points on 5-8 shooting with 11 assists), and Kelly Olynyk finished with a very nice 11 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks in just 24 minutes.
Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond were Detroit's paint beasts tonight. Drummond swallowed up a whopping 20 boards and shot 9-11, good for 19 points. Greg Monroe tacked on 21 points off of 8-12 shooting to go with 7 boards and a pair of assists.
The Jennings/Stuckey backcourt proved to be a good scoring source for Detroit, as they combined for 46 points.
The Pistons squad surged back with a (tank-friendly) 30-16 fourth quarter. In a heroic effort, Jerryd Bayless launched a three pointer with 7 seconds to go, which went halfway down before popping back out. Immediately thereafter, the Pistons canned a couple free throws to seal it, 111-115.
The Boston Celtics (now 23-54) fly to Atlanta to take on the Hawks Wednesday, April 9th at 7:30 ET. Austin Gill 4/05/2014 10:18:00 PM Tweet Edit